Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has said that, true to what he had promised to do should Donald Trump win the race for the White House, he has ‘destroyed’ his American Green Card. Soyinka, who was a vocal critic of the American president-elect’s proposed immigration laws, had reportedly said he would invite the press to cover his destruction of the card.
”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 said 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,”he told AFP.
He, however, said he would not discourage anybody from applying for American citizenship if they so desired.
Soyinka has been a regular scholar at Ivy league universities in the US, Harvard, Cornell and Yale inclusive. He recently completed a term as scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.