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The Resource Asylum : a memoir & manifesto, Edafe Okporo

Asylum : a memoir & manifesto, Edafe Okporo

Label
Asylum : a memoir & manifesto
Title
Asylum
Title remainder
a memoir & manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Edafe Okporo
Title variation
Memoir and manifesto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 choice, he purchased a one-way plane ticket to New York City and fled for his life. Though America had always been painted to him as a land of freedom and opportunity, it was anything but when he arrived just days before the tumultuous 2016 Presidential Election. Edafe would go on to spend the next six months at an immigration detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. After navigating the confusing, often draconian, US immigration and legal system, he was finally granted asylum. But he would soon realize that America is exceptionally good at keeping people locked up but is seriously lacking in integrating freed refugees into society. Asylum is Edafe's eye-opening, thought-provoking memoir and manifesto, which documents his experiences growing up gay in Nigeria, fleeing to America, navigating the immigration system, and making a life for himself as a Black, gay immigrant. Alongside his personal story is a blaring call to action--not only for immigration reform but for a just immigration system for refugees everywhere. This book imagines a future where immigrants and asylees are treated with fairness, transparency, and compassion. It aims to help us understand that home is not just where you feel safe and welcome but also how you can make it feel safe and welcome for others"--
Storyline
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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11064442
Cataloging source
YDX
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Okporo, Edafe
Dewey number
305.9/06912
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT515.83.O397
LC item number
A3 2022
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Okporo, Edafe
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Political refugees
  • Immigrants
  • Nigerians
  • Gay men
  • Homophobia
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a memoir & manifesto
Label
Asylum : a memoir & manifesto, Edafe Okporo
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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 -- The courage to lead around the world -- Risking it all for freedom
Control code
on1281587739
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781982183745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1281587739
Label
Asylum : a memoir & manifesto, Edafe Okporo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- The courage to lead around the world -- Risking it all for freedom
Control code
on1281587739
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781982183745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1281587739

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