Wole Soyinka: I Will Return To The US As An Alien From Outer Space

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Nov 5, 2017  –“I’ll Travel To US As An Alien From Outer Space” – Says Soyinka As He Returns To US After Dropping Green Card

Highly respected playwright Wole Soyinka who had last year torn his US Green Card is set to return to the country to lecture.

Come November 14, Soyinka will be delivering the Richard D Cohen Lectures at Harvard University Centre for African Studies.

In an interview published in Financial Times of London last week, the nobel laureate said:

“I’ll go in as an alien, an alien from outer space. I love that designation,” The lectures will be in three parts, under the theme: ‘BEYOND AESTHETICS: Use, Abuse and Dissonance in African Art Traditions’.

The first part, The Acquisitive Eye: ‘Oga, I swear its Original Fake’ will be delivered on November14.

‘Heirs to the Procreative Deities – the Yoruba at Large’. will be delivered on Nov 15

The talks end on Thursday November 16 with the third lecture: From Aso Ebi to NYWOOD.”

The venue for the three lectures is Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12, Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

9 thoughts on “Wole Soyinka: I Will Return To The US As An Alien From Outer Space

  1. I HATE MEN WHO DONT STICK TO THEIR WORDS.U TORE YOUR GREEN CARD AS ALLEDGED BECAUSE OF THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT WON THE ELECTION AND U NOW ATE THE CRUMS TO RETURN TO THE DESPISED NATION.TOO BAD PROF WOLE

  2. Never say never……sometimes, just sometimes, we all make a mistake,maybe prof. made one..no matter what..he is still Professor Wole Soyinka.

  3. He is just delivering a lecture, not going on vacation haba. Cut the man some slack na! What you people dont know is that visa or no visa, green card or not, some people have earned the right to enter any country they so desire. So dont be carried away by the destroying of green card

  4. Nonsens. So you are want to deny yourself? Was you not say you cannot posibul in going America again? So now it hungry you to go back, and you are want to curve am with English. Wetin be say you go return to America as alien from outer space? Why are you curve english like that? You be alien? If is Buhari wey was say he no go do something and is later do am, you for talk o. But now is you weyris bend wetin you have say bifor. America cannot give you visa again bicos you have insalt them by tearing the green card wey their refree give you. Now the refree go give you red card. Nonsens.

  5. Oga prof, nigeria hard abi, prof can’t take it any longer, please use style return back to usa and damn what people will say. If buhari government and nigeria is good, the old man wouldn’t have wanted to return back to the usa.

  6. as long as he has naija blood.
    never believe him.
    abegi.
    tear the green card kor.lock it up in banm ni.i cn swear he never tore anything.abegi.
    na beans to enter yankee.

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