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Thursday, December 01, 2016

See reasons why Nigerian Professor Wole Soyinka disengaged from United States of America


“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.
“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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