lagos—The controversy stirred by Professor Wole Soyinka’s ripping his US green card following the election of Donald Trump as US President echoed back yesterday with the launch of a new book by the Nobel laureate.
The event took place at the iconic Freedom Park, Lagos.
Published by Bookcraft, Soyinka’s latest offering entitled, ‘Green Cards, Green Gods’, dwells on the “media firestorm” that preceded and followed his ripping of his US Green Card in fulfilment of an earlier vow against what he described as the then US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s unprovoked assault on the racial sensibilities of those outside his white supremacist community, especially African immigrants.
An article written by respected columnist, Mr. Louis Odion, entitled ‘Kongi and Trump’s illegitimate kids’ is among the essays contained in the book by the literary giant.
Personally introducing Mr. Odion at yesterday’s event, the literary icon described the columnist as “one of the few thorough and knowledgeable writers around.”
Odion’s article, which was written in November 2016, is believed to have been selected for Soyinka’s book based on its “depth and range.”
Respected for his courage and inimitable style, Odion is a multiple-award-winning journalist.