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Sunday, 5 November 2017

WOLEXIT Returns To America As An ''Alien''One Year After Tearing Up His Green Card

Professor Wole Soyinka is going back to Donald Trump’s America, less than a year after he tore his Green Card following the election of Donald Trump as the president. 




He will be delivering from 14-16 November the Richard D. Cohen Lectures at Harvard University Centre for African Studies.


In a statement in 2016, he detailed why he chose to drop the Green Card:


"I was in New York during the run-up to elections. I watched this face, its body language, listened to his uncouth, racist language, his imbecillic harangues, the insults to other peoples, other races, especially the Hispanics, Africans and Afro-Americans, even citing once – I was told – Nigeria as an instance of the burdensome occupation of global space. I watched and listened, disbelievingly, since this was America, supposedly now freed to a large extent – as we like to believe and have a right to expect – from its lamentable history of racism.”


Donald Trump’s election marked an end to his US sojourn. In what has become known among Nigerians as “Wolexit”, he cut up his Green Card. To have some redneck ride into power on the steed of racism was for me too much,” he told the Financial Times.


I’ll go in as an alien, an alien from outer space. I love that designation,” Soyinka said in an interview with Financial Times of London published on Friday.

13 comments:

Chukwuemeka Anya said...

Someone cannot play with you....

Anonymous said...

Green card wey people dey sell their kidney just to get, na I'm you go tear, na wa. If you like enter there like Irumole e no concern me.

Miss Ess said...

He shouldn't have gone at all....

Chidinma Grace said...

Hahahaha this man is very funny.

Anonymous said...

Shame still gree him set foot in America. African leaders are the cause of current status in the global eye

VICTORIOUS EHIS said...

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that photo of Trump be cracking me up

VICTORIOUS EHIS said...

Haha haha ha very expensive playπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Chika Vincent said...

Lol I dnt believe he torn the orginal Green card, Abeg all nah fabu.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable how Wole Soyinka reduced himself to a confused tout.

Anonymous said...

Tearing your green card doesn’t rub you of being a permanent residence. You can easily apply for replacement. You only stop being a residence if the privilege was officially revoked not by cutting your green card. Ppl lost their green card all d time and it doesn’t stop them from getting privileges of a permanent residence.

Olivia Silk said...

Lol.
Uncle Wole.

Anonymous said...

He was sitting next to me in business class AirFrance Lagos-Paris on October 17th. I never knew oga was heading to US.

Anonymous said...

Na your papa be confused tout...awon omo alaileko irankiran atohunrinwa dede ajokuta ma m'omi. Mscheww

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