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Nobel Prize winning author Wole Soyinka promises WOLEXIT after Trump win
10/11/2016 00:00:00
by Agencies
 
'Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!' ... Wole Soyinka
 
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NIGERIA's Nobel-Prize winning author Wole Soyinka says he will leave the US on the day Donald Trump is inaugurated as president, an Abuja-based magazine reports.

The Interview magazine says that in response to e-mailed questions, Professor Soyinka said: "Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!". 

But the US-based Newsweek Magazine reports that he is biding his time until Trump is inaugurated. 

"Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?” it quotes Soyinka as saying. “I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now.”

Soyinka promised last week that he would tear up his green card if Trump were elected.  

The green card is a permanent residence permit for the US- prized by many African immigrants to the US.

His comments emerged in a filmed conversation with students at Oxford University in the UK.

The famous author appeared to have been taking a swipe at Trump over his radical stance on immigration.

Soyinka is one of Africa's most celebrated literary figures. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 - becoming the first African to be honoured in that category.

The outspoken writer is also known for his criticism for African leaders such as President Robert Mugabe. In 1995, Soyinka was among the prominent people who left the Zimbabwe International Book Fair in protest after Mugabe suddenly launched an attack on homosexuals whom he described as ‘lower than dogs and pigs’.



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