Wole Soyinka Fulfil Promise,Tear His US Green Card And Returns To Nigeria

Published 3 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
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at 04:23 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)

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Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential 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.
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“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 told AFP on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg.
“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.
At the same time he said he would not discourage others from applying for a green card.
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“It’s useful in many ways. I wouldn’t for one single moment discourage any Nigerians or anybody from acquiring a green card… but I have had enough of it,”
he said.
Soyinka, one of Africa’s most famous writers and rights activists, was jailed in 1967 for 22 months during Nigeria’s civil war.
He was reported to have recently completed a term as scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.


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OZIAMA23 at 04:35 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Mtcheeew..werin concern me
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MAYR0CK at 04:45 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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that's fukcing childish
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emma4love3 at 05:04 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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mmmm ok good then
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Trueyarn at 05:05 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Ok nah,welcome home papa.
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Trueyarn at 05:07 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: MAYR0CK on 04:45 PM,  1/12/2016
that's fukcing childish
Naija if he no do am nah una go still dey call am names.
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Dramaking at 05:09 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Smh... Where did ya trew it into? One of ya boxez? Lol. This old man thinkz we all kidz...
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gogoman at 05:37 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Good boy!!
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victorstic1 at 05:43 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: MAYR0CK on 04:45 PM,  1/12/2016
that's fukcing childish
WHAT CAN SOMEONE DO TO BE FREE FROM U AIYE PPLE?
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Ogbonna525 at 05:44 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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How e take concern us.
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victorstic1 at 05:44 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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THAT IS YORUBA FOR U THEY ALWAYS KEEP TO THEIR VOWS AND PROMISES
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Ogbonna525 at 05:52 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Lol...abeg no lemme laff...like say u see when he tear am
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jabbs99 at 06:22 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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ITS A CHOICE , AFTER 82YRS OLD , WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT , ANY CONTRY WILL OPEN THEIR VISA DOOR TO WOLE SHOYINKA , , HE GOT MONEY AND GOT NOTHING TO LOOSE , BUT I WONT ADVISE OTHERS TO FOLLOW THIS  STEP.
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emytex74 at 06:26 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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In this forum there are many comedy movies we see as news nawaa oooo
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kison at 06:48 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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 HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE STATE OF NIGERIA ECONOMY Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? HOW?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?
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crocatum at 07:23 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Better, welcome back to heat and no light.
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DrSoba at 07:46 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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If he did it, no shaking.  He only kept his words as a man.
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kacylee at 07:57 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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ARE U FOR REAL?, I NO BELIEVE AM JARE, MAYBE NA THE PHOTOCOPY HIM TEAR

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jeroba1 at 08:04 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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ok oooooo.
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Troublemenot at 08:08 PM, 1/12/2016 (3 years ago)
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Yoruba una too the fear so na because of Trump you wan tear race come back
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