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  • Published: 21 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781529119077
  • Imprint: Merky Books Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Dreaming in a Nightmare

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




A moving and powerful account of the problems faced and overcome by a new generation of people of colour, from an extraordinarily accomplished young activist and entrepreneur.

Jeremiah Emmanuel is a nineteen-year-old who lives in two different worlds. He was born and raised in south London, in an area plagued by crime, poverty and a lack of opportunities.

This was the world that he knew when he was growing up. It was a world where violence was accepted and prison was expected. A world in which your best friend could vanish overnight. A nightmare.

But as he got older, Jeremiah got to know another world. This was a world where people were kind to you, where opinions were heard, where doors were opened, where opportunities were everywhere. A dream.

Dreaming in a Nightmare is the story of those two worlds, and how it is possible to move from one to the other. It is both a powerful and urgent exploration of a growing national crisis, and an inspirational guide to success. It is the first work by an exceptionally talented young activist and thinker, and a book that will change your world.

  • Published: 21 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781529119077
  • Imprint: Merky Books Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Jeremiah Emmanuel

Jeremiah Emmanuel is a youth activist, public speaker and entrepreneur. He started working within his local community at the age of four, campaigning around several issues that affected young people with the Nelson Mandela School Foundation. In 2011 he was elected into the UK Youth Parliament becoming an MYP, and later became a young mayor within London. Aged fifteen, he founded the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Youth council, and created a youth consultancy enterprise, EMNL, which has recently worked with organisations including Rolls-Royce, Nike and the Queens Commonwealth Trust. He is also a member of the Gates Foundation, a youth ambassador for the Big Change Charitable Trust, a Founding Member of the Conduit London. In 2017, he was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

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