If Trump wins US election, I’ll destroy my American green card – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said he would destroy his green card if Donald Trump becomes president of the United States.

Prof. Wole Soyinka

According to the Guardian UK, Soyinka said this on Wednesday while giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England.

“If in the unlikely event he does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say [that] all green-card holders must reapply to come back into the US. Well, I’m not waiting for that.

“The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up,” said Soyinka, who is scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.

The internationally-acclaimed playwright and poet described Britain’s decision to exit the European Union as a “ridiculous decision”.

He said: “What is happening in Europe shouldn’t surprise any of us … It has happened before. We were here when Enoch Powell was leading his thugs out to drive blacks from here.

“It’s a constant fight to try to get a nation to recognise its own noble persuasions, its own persuasions of the loftiness of human possibility. It’s for young people like you to say no to them whenever that happens.”

Soyinka also informed the students that the torch of African literature is being carried by the younger generation.

“I think we of the older are getting a little bit tired, and I think our production gets thinner and thinner. But fortunately, it doesn’t worry any of us, as far as I know, because the body of literature that is coming out [is] varied and liberated.

“African literature suffered from some kind of ideological spasm in which the younger generation was bombarded by a sense of ideological duty, in other words it was bombarded with a very simplistic notion by leftist radical writers, very reformative revolutionary thinkers, that all literature is ideological and therefore writers must ensure that their writing illustrates progressive ideologies.”

  1. Anonymous Reply

    Is true, every Africa leader should not do business with American if Trump wins. you see what he said why did American live Iraq without taking the oil. This man is 419. Remember he own casino and what do people who owns casino think, they’re heartless

  2. Anonymous Reply

    I thought that kongi is an aparo Hunter what has that delicacy got to with green cards .At least Trump is speaking the minds of so many Americans If he wins it’s because he represent their interest going forward .How many Americans know Wole .Let’s stop exaggerating out importance jare

  3. Anonymous Reply

    I do not think sole is exaggerating in anyway,he said trump will call for reregistration of blacks with green card which he’s not ready for hence,his decision.its u that should open your brain n see the extent of damages this pole has done to black nations n the developing nations in general.

  4. Anonymous Reply

    They do not need to know him…he is an authority a his field…haters and rasist individuals in power are tools of Devil and demons. Prof Wole Soyinka is well known and his comments has meaning

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