(This column appreciates the works and impact of Nigerian writers as we believe they need more recognition than they currently get. This is their little corner)
Emem Esin is an articulate English Language and Literature teacher with the ability to effectively communicate with students from diverse backgrounds or varying degrees of learning abilities in a fun and energetic atmosphere. We were drawn to her after reading her new book, ‘In Spite of Fear’.
As a highly skilled novelist, script writer and dramatist, Emem tries to awaken the artistic skill and talent of every child by equipping them with the knowledge required and getting them involved in several activities.
The easy-going counsellor is also know for holding several seminars with students on issues bordering around their future goals, sexual harassment and self confidence.
The mother of two firmly believes that her greatest strengths are her ability to understand and meet the needs of individual children and families, thereby reaching out to them even beyond their education and preparing them for the challenges inside and outside the four walls of any institution.
Emem has written lots of short stories including, Misplaced Priority, Ignorance, Phobia and Love Languages. She is also a scriptwriter. Her latest book, ‘In Spite of Fear’ tells a gripping story of child molestation and is targeted at young children in primary and secondary schools.