Jeremiah Emmanuel

Jeremiah Emmanuel – Dreaming in a Nightmare

Finding a Way Forward in a World That’s Holding You Back

Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival Online 2020
Broadcast Date
Sunday 23 August

This is an extraordinary account of what is possible. Jeremiah is twenty-one, a former youth mayor of Lambeth and a member of the UK Youth Parliament. He is also an entrepreneur and a young man with vision.

Raised in South London in a tough environment dominated by poverty and crime, he slowly realised that his life did not have to follow the familiar pattern of law-breaking followed by spells in prison. Instead he broke out into the world of possibility and grasped it with both hands.

Nevertheless, Jeremiah has not forgotten the place he is from and this emotional and highly charged account makes it clear how difficult the journey out of its low – or no – expectations was.

Jeremiah will talk to David Chipakupaku.

photo credit: Danny Kasirye

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