Celebrity makes good on threat to leave U.S. — Wole Soyinka

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

No­bel Prize-win­ning au­thor Wole Soyinka said Thursday that he ful­filled his prom­ise to throw away his United States green card and re­lo­cate if Don­ald Trump won the pres­i­dency.

“I’ve done it,” the Nige­rian au­thor told news chan­nel eNCA on the side­lines of an ed­u­ca­tion con­fer­ence at the Univer­sity of Jo­han­nes­burg, Reuters re­ported.

“When I was ready, when I’d fin­ished, I ne­go­ti­ated my de­par­ture,” he said.

Mr. Soyinka said Africans are wor­ried that Mr. Trump could tar­nish the legacy of Pres­i­dent Obama, whose

fa­ther was Kenyan.

“We on the African con­ti­nent could boast that we had a con­tem­po­rary de­scen­dent rul­ing the United States,” he said. “Sud­denly, some­body is mak­ing speeches which are meant to re­verse those gains.”

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