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SIPPING DOM PERIGNON THROUGH A STRAW Reimagining Success as a Disabled Achiever

by | Read by Eddie Ndopu

Biography & Memoir • 5.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

South African disability rights activist Eddie Ndopu performs his memoir, bringing his story to life with his thoughtful narration. When Ndopu receives a full scholarship to attend Oxford University, he feels equally overwhelmed and elated that all of his hard work and advocacy have paid off. But when he emails the university to discuss the accommodations he needs due to spinal muscular atrophy, officials inform him that his scholarship doesn't cover his caregiver's salary. Ndopu's narration captures his despair at encountering even more ableist systemic barriers to his education. But listeners will also hear steel enter his voice as he recounts how he pushed back, insisting on his rights as a disabled person and advocating for equitable accommodations. K.D.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781668626528 $24.99

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