Wole Soyinka Preparing to Leave US Soon After Trump’s Inauguration


Nigeria’s Nobel-Prize winning author Wole Soyinka says he will leave the US on the day Donald Trump is inaugurated as president, the Abuja-based The Interview magazine reports.

It says that in response to e-mailed questions, Mr Soyinka said: “Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!”.

But the US-based Newsweek magazine reports that he is biding his time until Mr Trump is inaugurated.

“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?” it quotes Mr Soyinka as saying. “I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now.”

Mr Soyinka promised last week that he would tear up his green card if Mr Trump were elected.

The green card is a permanent residence permit for the US – prized by many African immigrants to the US.

His comments emerged in a filmed conversation with students at Oxford University in the UK.

The famous author appeared to have been taking a swipe at Mr Trump over his radical stance on immigration.

Mr Soyinka is one of Africa’s most celebrated literary figures. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 – becoming the first African to be honoured in that category.

Source: BBC

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