Nobel Laureate To Destroy US Green Card In Protest Against Trump

Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has hinted that he would make good his threat of destroying his American Green Card if the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump wins the elections.

The literary giant said in an interview that the public should watch out for ‘WOLEXIT’ on January 20, 2017, the day Trump will officially take over power as the 45th President of the United States of America.

In the interview granted to The INTERVIEW MAGAZINE, Soyinka said he was scared at what America and the world would become under Trump’s presidency.

When he was asked if he would still go ahead and destroy his US green card, he said, “Come January 20, 2017; watch out for my WOLEXIT!”

The professor was apparently playing on BREXIT, a term which is used to refer to Britain’s historical exit from the European Union.

He admitted that as the Election Day drew nearer, the possibility of Trump emerging victorious became clearer.



    “The possibility (of Trump’s victory) was looming nearer and nearer, getting scarier and scarier,” he said.

    “As the Election Day approached, the specter became near palpable. I refused to switch on the television this morning until I had stiffened myself with a strong espresso. I felt disaster in my marrow.

    “Trump’s wall is already under construction. Walls are built in the mind, and Trump has erected walls, not only across the mental landscape of America but across the global landscape.

    “I am glad you referred to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – that was one anniversary in reversal!”

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