Eddie Ndopu

Described by TIME magazine as “one of the most powerful disabled people on the planet,” Eddie Ndopu (he/him) is an award-winning global humanitarian and social justice advocate. He serves as one of the UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates and sits on the board of the United Nations Foundation. Ndopu has been featured in Forbes, Global Citizen, Rolling StoneGuardian, OkayAfrica, and more. He lives in New York City.

A memoir penned with one good finger, Ndopu writes about being profoundly disabled and profoundly successful.

Written with his one good finger, this evocative, searing, and vulnerable prose will leave you spellbound by Ndopu’s remarkable journey to reach beyond ableism, reminding us of our own capacity for resilience. 

Searing. Unvarnished. Infuriating.

Ocean Vuong. Ocean Vuong is a Vietnamese American poet, essayist, and novelist. His debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, was published in 2019. He received a MacArthur Grant the same year.

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