Asylum : a memoir & manifesto
(Audiobook CD)

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New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2022].
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9781797140940, 1797140949, 9781797140957, 1797140957
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New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2022].
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Audiobook CD
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5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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English
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9781797140940, 1797140949, 9781797140957, 1797140957

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Read by Prentice Onayemi.
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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. 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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Okporo, E., & Onayemi, P. (2022). Asylum: a memoir & manifesto (Unabridged.). Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Okporo, Edafe and Prentice, Onayemi. 2022. Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Okporo, Edafe and Prentice, Onayemi. Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Okporo, Edafe,, and Prentice Onayemi. Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto Unabridged., Simon & Schuster Audio, 2022.

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