Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto

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Simon & Schuster
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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Edafe Okporo was born in Warri, Nigeria. He migrated to the United States in 2016 as an asylum seeker and is now a refugee of the United States. Edafe is a global gay rights activist, the founder of Refuge America Inc, and one of the country's most visible voices on the issue of displacement, leading an organization with a vision to "strengthen as a place of welcome for LGBTQ displaced people." A graduate of Enugu State University and the school of Business at NYU, he currently lives in New York City. Edafe is among the inaugural winners of the David Prize, which honors individuals with bold visions for creating a better and brighter New York City. He is also a Logo 30 Honoree.
"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 world, a book that reminds us that so many queer folks around the world have yet to achieve their freedoms."--David Ebershoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife
"Powerful, honest and deeply moving, Edafe Okporo's Asylum is a must read. From dealing with unimaginable persecution to transforming the lives and hearts of countless people, Edafe lets us in, offering us an intimate look into his journey and the realities of so many. --Elliot Page, actor
Both memoir and a call to action, Edafe Okporo's book is a powerful, eye-opening story of his escape from persecution as a gay man, a heartbreaking yet hopeful illustration of the unique challenges faced by queer refugees around the world. --Dr. Eric Cervini, NYT best selling author of The Deviant's War