Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka says he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election.
Shortly before the vote, Soyinka had vowed to give up his permanent US residency over a Trump victory to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign promises to get tough on immigration.
The eighty-two-year-old said on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg that he have disengaged from the United States.
The prolific playwright, novelist and poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature in nineteen-eighty-six and has been a regular teacher at US universities including Harvard, Cornell and Yale.
At the same time he said he would not discourage others from applying for a green card.