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You live in a western democracy. You believe in individual freedoms. You trust your government to have the best interests of citizens, individual citizens, at heart.

Then you fall in love with a member of a social group considered a political football – an asylum seeker.

What happens next is beyond comprehension. You are told you have no freedom to love this man, you are not
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Published January 31st 2013 by Robyn Oyeniyi
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Ivana
Jul 13, 2013 added it
I won Love versus Goliath by Robyn Oyeniyi (from the Love versus Goliath blog) at a drawing. I promised to post about it, so here it is.

Love versus Goliath is a true story of Robyn and her family. Robyn is an Australian, and she happened to fall in love with John, an asylum seeker from Nigeria. He fled his home to escape death, moved from country to country without knowing whether his wife and their four children were even alive (the wife divorced him after a while, hoping that his political ene
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Brooksy
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that should be given to all those who seek to better understand the refugee and immigration process. The pitfalls, battles and pain and strain that goes into finding a new home away from persecution and poverty is immense in time and effort with success not guaranteed. Robyn has been kind enough to share her story, its earthy, honest and very stark in its realities. By the end I was elated, angered, and exhausted by what I had learnt and come to understand. Yet at no time did I do ...more
Robyn
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I would not have thought of reviewing my own book, but I see several other authors have, so I thought I should follow suit!

I believe in Love versus Goliath as a documentary of our times. Too many people on the planet and too many of them displaced. Lack of human rights across the globe.

My book is a narrative of what happens when we don't care about our fellow man or even our own citizens.

It is a narrative not often told. I have written in a way I hope conveys the fear and anguish experienced by
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Erin Quinney
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Illness, financial straits, fear that your family may never return or even survive--all because of a prejudiced and inefficient government bureaucracy. "Love Versus Goliath" tells the story of Robyn Oyeniyi, who dared fall in love with an asylum seeker, and her struggle to make the Australian government recognize her marriage and her right to bring her family home. The toll the fight took on the whole family is heartbreaking. If you have any preconceived notions about asylum seekers or partner v ...more
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Aussie Readers: Robyn Oyeniyi 9 15 Jul 13, 2013 09:05PM  
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Robyn Oyeniyi is the author of memoir LOVE VERSUS GOLIATH, chronicling her battle to bring her husband and step-children home to Australia. The book can be sampled here on Goodreads or on Amazon.

Robyn is now working on a fiction piece in what little spare time she has between husband, children, job, website and memoir marketing.