Isang Awah
Scholar, author and creative writing instructor

Isang Ubong Awah, is a scholar, creative writing instructor and founder of MyRainbowBooks, a special creative writing and book publishing bureau for children and teens. MRB creates high-quality personalized books that make reading fun for children, build their self-esteem by celebrating them and inculcating the right values in them. MRB hosts creative writing workshops across Nigeria and runs and an annual National Creative Writing Competition for children aged five to sixteen to help them develop creative thinking and writing skills. It has also published a number of creative writing books.

Isang is passionate about children and their development trajectory. At the University of Cambridge where she obtained her PhD, the focus of her research was the reading habits of Nigerian children and the factors that affected these. Her finding and recommendations form part of current thinking on early reading strategies for children, especially in Africa. Isang studied Biochemistry at the University of Uyo before switching to her first love: creative writing. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, Literature & Creative Writing from Harvard University.

She is currently a Project Manager in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford where she is working on the development of the Parenting for Lifelong Health Digital (PLH Digital), a digital version of in-person parenting programme. The project is part of the Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub funded by the UK Research and Innovation(UKRI) and The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

Outside research, Isang is also a scriptwriter and film producer with two movies – Bent Arrow and Broken Arrow – to her name.

Akwa Ibom Celebrates a woman of style and substance and the impact she is making in children.

4 Comments

  • A Fisho
    Posted October 10, 2020 6:46 pm 0Likes

    Celebrating a worthy daughter who is representing the good people of Akwa Ibom in the international sphere. Congratulation!

  • Ese Ubong
    Posted October 11, 2020 5:43 am 0Likes

    We celebrate you! Thank you for being an inspiration to the younger generation!

  • Ikana-Abasi
    Posted October 12, 2020 8:48 am 0Likes

    This is beautiful, thank you and Welldone for all that you do and still doing. The world will celebrate you.

  • Enobong Obot-Golden
    Posted October 12, 2020 1:48 pm 0Likes

    How inspiring. We celebrate you, thank you for paving the way for the rest of us!

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