The controversy stirred by Professor Wole Soyinka ripping his United States of America’s Green Card, following the election of President Donald Trump echoed in Lagos, yesterday, with the Nobel Laureate’s presentation of a new book.
The event took place at the Freedom Park, in Ojota, Lagos.
Published by Bookcraft, Soyinka’s latest offering entitled, “Green Cards, Green Gods,” dwells on the “media firestorm” which preceded and followed ripping of his US Green Card, in fulfilment of an earlier vow against what he described as then Republican presidential candidate, Trump’s unprovoked assault on the racial sensibilities of African immigrants.
An article written by respected columnist, Mr. Louis Odion, entitled “Kongi and Trump’s illegitimate kids,” is among essays contained in the book.
“Soyinka personally introduced Odion at yesterday’s event, and 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.
He is also a former editor of Sunday Sun.