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Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom

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Event:
Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom
Start:
September 26, 2019 7:00 PM
End:
September 26, 2019 9:00 PM
Cost:
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
July 26, 2019
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
edojah book cover - Edafe Okporo

 

Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom is a play about Edafe, a gay man from Nigeria and his relationship with his grandmother was special. “There are several things that go unspoken between us, but in the silences, I feel that she gets me and believes in my ability. But if I flee Nigeria what will be the price I pay to save myself?” An African man’s journey to seek asylum in the United States.

 

Copies of Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom and Bed 26 will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!

 

Edafe Okporo, was born in Warri Delta state Nigeria, currently residing in New York City, Edafe is a Writer, and Orator, Author of Bed 26: Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in the United States and the Executive Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter In Harlem. Edafe self identify as a member of the LGBT+ community that led to his displacement in 2016. Edafe is now a refugee of the United States of America and founder of The Pont LLC.

 

 

 

 

 

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