Love versus Goliath

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  • Love versus Goliath
  • Robyn Oyeniyi
  • English
  • 18 October 2018

About the Author: Robyn Oyeniyi

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


Love versus GoliathYou Live In A Western Democracy You Believe In Individual Freedoms You Trust Your Government To Have The Best Interests Of Citizens, Individual Citizens, At HeartThen You Fall In Love With A Member Of A Social Group Considered A Political Football An Asylum SeekerWhat Happens Next Is Beyond Comprehension You Are Told You Have No Freedom To Love This Man, You Are Not Really Married After All And This Is Not Your Choice Even Though An International Instrument Says It IsNo One Cares Where Your Family Live Or Die, Whether You, The Citizen, Lives Or Dies Least Of All The Minions Of GoliathIn The Words Of One Reader Robyn Oyeniyi S Harrowing Account Of How She Fought Against The Might Of The Establishment And Their Bureaucratic Blunders To Save Her Husband And Step Children Changed My Misconception About Asylum Seekers Robyn Shows How Badly They Are Treated And How Wrongly They Are Portrayed By The Media Her Book Made Me Angry And Sad At How Human Beings Can Be Treated In Such A Callous Way A Gripping Story That Had Me On The Edge Of My Seat

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10 thoughts on “Love versus Goliath

  1. Ivana says:

    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 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 enemies who wanted him dead would stop being a threat for her and the kids , and finally got to Australia There he met Robyn she wanted to help this nice guy in trouble they fell in love and then Australia deported him back to Nigeria, since they didn t believe his claim was a true one As soon as she could, Robyn went to Nigeria too, married John, and then got back to Australia to fight the battle against bureaucracy that would be the Goliath and bring her family home Family meant John and four kids, since the Nigerian law usually gives children to the father after the divorce The battle with bureaucracy took a while, a lot of money and health was spent, but it was worth it the family is finally together.At the end of the book, you ll find a bunch of really useful resources for anyone in a similar situation.The book is wonderful in many aspects.It is an emotional story about love and about fighting for love.It s an ugly story about what bureaucracy can be like, and how it can ruin people s lives John could have been killed before the bureaucracy allowed Robyn to bring him to Australia, their oldest daughter could have been sold yes, it happens in Nigeria, and a healthy, pretty young girl like her would probably fetch a good price , their sons could have been killed too so they wouldn t follow in their father s footsteps It s very interesting to look at the cultural differences for example, when I first heard of Robyn s story, I was surprised that John got the kids While my country is patriarchal, it s the mother who gets the children after the divorce, unless it can be proven she is extremely abusive and even then it may happen for her to get the custody over the kids anyway So, when I read that John got the kids, my first thought was that their biological mother was dead, or, well, seriously not suitable for raising children and that turned out not to be the case at all Shows where the assumptions based on our own, often limited experience can lead us, doesn t it Speaking of cultural differences, big and small folks, go and read Robyn s blog, you ll learn a lot Another interesting aspect of reading Love versus Goliath were my own reactions Because of the stress, both Robyn and John suffered serious health problems To me it looked like they were overreacting Yes, John and their four children were in danger Yes, it was stressful I know stressful I m from Serbia, and I was there for the decade of civil war I didn t see my own father for seven years because of that war, didn t always know even whether he was alive I was there during the seventy something days when the NATO dropped bombs all over Serbia My friends and family were in all of that, too And yet, we were much calmer about it Don t get me wrong, I m neither saying that people from Serbia are heartless or insensitive, nor that Robyn s and John s reactions were anywhere outside of normal different people react to stress in a different manner I m merely noticing my own reactions when reading Love versus Goliath Were they really overreacting Am I the one who is weird Both Neither Who knows Overall, I m really glad that I ve read this book and that Robyn is reunited with her family, of course A professional editor could have made improvements several paragraphs were copy pasted from one chapter to another even though a short reminder would have done the job, some chapters or parts of them looked to me like rants perfectly understandable, justsuited for a blog than a book , but with four kids to feed and raise on a limited budget, I know what my priorities would have been Even without a professional editor or being a professional writer, Robyn tells her story in a compelling way and in a clear enough manner, and gives people in similar situation hope that they can succeed, too, plus some information as to how to do it And that is, I think, what matters most.Thanks for the book, Robyn

  2. Brooksy says:

    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 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 doubt the truth of her statements, the facts provided or the pain recorded between many of the lines Thank you for sharing Robyn I am very glad I took the time to take this journey with you and your family

  3. Robyn says:

    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 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 very real people my family

  4. Erin Quinney says:

    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 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 visas, this book will challenge them