Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka becomes the first victim of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrants standpoint

Nigerian playwright and poet Wole Soyinka promised to tear up his green card if Donald Trump was to be elected president. He’s make true on that promise.


Wole Soyinka strongly criticized Donald Trump during the campaign trail; the Nigerian Nobel literature laureate condemned Trump for his controversial remarks on immigration, Muslims and his plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants out.

Wole who lectures at the University of New York, promised to leave US if Trump was to be elected president.

"Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!", Wole wrote in an email to the Abuja-based The Interview magazine on 10 November.

The Republican candidate was declared winner of US elections on November 9 and the world was quick to remind Wole of his promise.

US-based Newsweek magazine reports that the Nigerian author is biding his time until Trump’s inauguration on 20 January 2017.

“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office? I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now.” Wole was quoted by Newsweek magazine.

It’s not clear whether Wole will return to Nigeria or England, he also lectures at various universities in the UK.


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