Ok, so one guy is leaving. He tore up his green card, but he couldn't vote anyway.
He was here on a con. He was NYU's “scholar in residence”. He was their third world token 1986 Nobel Laureate for Literature, Wole Soyinka of Nigeria.
Looked up his body of work. It is more of a skeleton. His poetry is from the Gertrude Stein school of poetry, but without the school.
How bad is his work? Here are some examples.
Telephone Conversation - Poem by Wole Soyinka
Indifferent. The landlady swore she lived
Off premises. Nothing remained
But self-confession. 'Madam' , I warned,
'I hate a wasted journey - I am African.'
Silence. Silenced transmission of pressurized good-breeding. Voice, when it came,
Lipstick coated, long gold-rolled
Cigarette-holder pipped. Caught I was, foully.
'HOW DARK?'...I had not misheard....'ARE YOU LIGHT OR VERY DARK?' Button B. Button A. Stench ...
I Think It Rains - Poem by Wole Soyinka
That tongues may loosen from the parch
Uncleave roof-tops of
the mouth, hang
Heavy with knowledge
I saw it raise
The sudden cloud, from ashes.
They joined in a ring of
The circling spirit. ...
At last, an anti-Trumper who can keep a promise.
Samuel L. “What’s In Your Wallet?” Jackson was probably the most colorful in his promise (which, like the other humbugs, he has no intention of honoring). On Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show he said Trump had run a “hateful” campaign and, “If that m—– f—– becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa.” Charming. I wonder if the folks at Capital One find this amusing. ...
But while the news on this front is mostly bad, there is this small item of uplift. At least one leftie, convinced of the Trump horror to come, has actually made good on his promise to leave the country. The Daily Caller and other news outlets are reporting that Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for literature, has, as he promised, torn up his green card and returned to his native Nigeria. “The moment they announce his (Trump’s) victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up,” he said just days before the election.
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