02 Dec Soyinka Throws Away U.S Green Card As Promised.

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The prolific playwright, novelist and poet Wole Soyinka, who has won series of awards including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986 and has been a regular teacher at US universities including Harvard, Cornell and Yale, carried out his promise to disengage him self from U.S, if Donald Trump wins the just concluded election.


Shortly before the vote, Soyinka had vowed to give up his permanent US residency over a Trump victory to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign promises to get tough on immigration.

The writer said, “I have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do,” the 82-year-old said.

He added,  “I had a horror of what is to come with Trump… I threw away the (green) card, and I have relocated, and I’m back to where I have always been”, which is Nigeria.

Soyinka also gave an understanding to Nigerian that he is not discouraging them from getting the Green Card, because it would be useful.

“It’s useful in many ways. I wouldn’t for one single moment discourage any Nigerian or anybody from acquiring a green card… but I have had enough of it,” he said.



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