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I’ve destroyed my US green card – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has made good his threat to destroy his Unit­ed States (US) green card and also leave the country if Donald Trump won the country’s presidential elec­tion.

Soyinka had shortly before the US election vowed to give up his permanent US residency over Trump’s victory to protest against the Republican billionaire’s cam­paign promises to go tough on im­migration.

According to agency report, Soyinka made public his action at an education conference in Johan­nesburg, South Africa.

He was quoted as saying: “I have already done it, I have disen­gaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do.”

Soyinka, 82, who spoke on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg, 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” – meaning his home­land Nigeria.

The prolific playwright, nov­elist and poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986 and has been a regular teacher at US universi­ties including Harvard, Cornell and Yale.

Soyinka however said that he would not discourage others from applying for a green card.

“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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