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Asylum : a memoir & manifesto

Asylum : a memoir & manifesto

Author: Edafe Okporo
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2022. ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
"A poignant, moving memoir and urgent call to action for immigration justice by a Nigerian asylee and global gay rights and immigration activist Edafe Okporo. On the eve of Edafe Okporo's twenty-sixth birthday, he was awoken to a violent mob outside his window in Abuja, Nigeria. The mob threatened his life after discovering the secret Edafe had been hiding for years -- that he is a gay man. Left with no other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Named Person: Edafe Okporo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edafe Okporo
ISBN: 9781982183745 1982183748
OCLC Number: 1281587739
Description: vii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Growing up (and coming out) in Nigeria --
Becoming a refugee and claiming asylum --
Being a new immigrant in America --
Being a black gay man in America --
Faith in America and West Africa --
Courage to lead around the world --
Risking it all for freedom.
Other Titles: Memoir and manifesto
Responsibility: Edafe Okporo.


A moving memoir and urgent call to action for immigration justice by a Nigerian asylee who, after spending months in a US immigration detention center, went on to lead a refugee center in Harlem and  Read more...


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"Through the fires of persecution and exile, Edafe Okporo found liberation. Written with urgency and insight, Asylum is a moving and dramatic account of a gay Nigerian's search for his place in the Read more...

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