Layer cake actor, Jamie Foreman endorses Emeka and his book.

I’ve played gangsters, baddies and hard men in the movies, but in real life, the tough choice that takes real courage is be able to say no when violence seems like an easy way out. Emeka Egbuonu has made it his mission in life to equip young people with the confidence and knowledge to make good choices in difficult situations. His book Consequences – Breaking the Negative Cycle is based on his real life experiences with gangs as a youth and his work since helping other young people not get sucked into violence.

This is a valuable insight from someone who tells it as is really is and doesn’t pull any punches. It’s funny, it’s dramatic – but most of all, it’s honest.
It’s no good just condemning street violence, you also have to look at why it’s happening and how to stop it – especially when British cities have been torn apart by looting and rioting. Emeka was out on the streets during the recent unrest in London, helping young people to see sense and not get involved in trouble. This book is a must-read and a practical guide for young people, parents, teachers, police and anyone with an interest in making our cities safe and creating a new generation of hope instead of alienation.

Jamie Foreman – Of EastEnders and movies – Gangster No 1, Layer Cake and Inkheart.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/eastenders/2011/08/derek-branning.shtml

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2 responses to “Layer cake actor, Jamie Foreman endorses Emeka and his book.

  1. Breaking the Negative Cycle comes at just the right moment for me and colleagues in the Dept of Politics at Oxford University, where for three years, we have been collecting the stories of of young peopleof Nigerian heritage, from different social backgrounds, growing up and living in London. The results show that the specific problems that young people face are not on anyone’s radar – least of all politicians, unless it becomes a policing issue. We are still finalising the results and would be really interested in talking to you – Emeka – about it and about your work. Would you be willing? Kathryn

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