Oct 26, 2018, 7 pm
@Centre for Social Innovation
192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
Edafe Okporo is a compelling storyteller and writer. A Nigerian refugee who now lives in New York, Okporo’s BED 26: A Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in United States, narrates the experiences of Nigerian and West African gay, bisexual men and the reason they are forced to flee from their home country. The book is based on a true life story, and also explores the experiences of immigrants in an immigration detention centre, and the gap between the perceived American dream and its reality of racism, discrimination and phobia for people of color in America.
Edafe Okporo is also an award-winning human right activist, and is the youth representative to the executive committee of United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations (UN DPI/NGO). He is the Executive Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter.
The book reading is sponsored by the CUC, and takes place in its new office location at 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto. The book reading will be followed by Middle Eastern refreshments, and book signing by Edafe.
Sign up here to attend and to reserve a copy of Bed 26.