"Emeka's work is inspirational"
- Meg Hillier
MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch.
Emeka is a teacher, author, and speaker. He has worked with young people for 18 years in many different capacities.
His ambition is to inspire millions of young people through his books, talks and teaching. Raised in Hackney, Emeka understands the challenges those in socially deprived areas face.
During his time as a senior youth worker, he was able to create effective projects that changed lives, provide training and education for NEETs, as well as mentor hundreds of young people. As a speaker, Emeka has given talks at colleges, schools, universities, and prisons all over the UK and as far wide as Germany and North America. He has written for the Guardian and been featured on many news outlets. He is the author of 3 books, with a 4th to be released early 2023. An advocate for encouraging more young people to read and become writers.
Emeka Egbuonu’s Consequences – Breaking the Negative Cycle fills a criminological gap, and brings fresh insight into what we all should be doing in the wake of the English riots to help young people bridge the gap between school and a law-abiding adulthood. This inspiring book should be read widely – not least within the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.”
Professor David Wilson, Britain’s leading criminologist and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology in Birmingham:
Books such as this are crucial to understanding the issues that drive a minority of young people into the kind of lifestyles that are damaging both to them and to the rest of society. While there is never an excuse for criminal behaviour, we need to try to understand, and tackle, the background issues, such as parenting and lack of opportunities, that lead some of our young people to consider a lifestyle of crime and gang-related violence. Emeka Egbuonu’s experience in dealing with these issues is clearly visible in this interesting and well-informed book".
David Lammy, MP for Tottenham
STORIES BY EMEKA
Fatherhood Conversations Series
'We were privileged to have the wonderful Emeka Egbuonu come and share a story with us.
Emeka’s story was warm, engaging and interesting and all the students were interested to know more. They had many questions and wanted more time to discuss. Author, professional speaker, entrepreneur and lecturer , this impressive young man is an excellent role model for our students. An extra nice touch was his donation of a signed copy of his new novel as a prize to a challenge he set up. Emeka spoke candidly about his own life and his awareness of the pressures of growing up. The session was a true talking point for our pupils , many of whom requested that we invite him in again. We were delighted to welcome him to our school and hope to see him back again. Thank you, Emeka'
Anne Gallagher, Lead Practitioner at Cardinal Pole Catholic Secondary School
Emeka is a charismatic and interesting speaker. When he spoke at HMP Holloway, he engaged and entertained a large group of women, whilst presenting some challenging and inspirational ideas. His breadth of material and fluid style sustained his audience throughout and gave them plenty to think about afterwards.”
Equalities Manager at Her Majesty's Holloway Women's Prison.
Great presentation, Emeka's project aroused lots of interest amongst our student body. We would love to have him back to speak again."
Dr. Mark Woolmer, Senior Tutor, Durham University