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Nigerian Harvard Graduate Shares How His Parents Sold Books to Send Him Abroad

A Nigerian man identified as Temitope Akande has gone online to narrate how his parents sell books to train him and send him to Harvard University, US.

Temitope shared an inspirational photo of him and his parents in front of a bookshop belonging to the family and said the bookshop practically raised him. I couldn’t have done it without my parents 

As could be seen in the epic photo taken, the roof of the bookshop looks dusty and old but it means a lot for a young man who has been able to attain great educational heights. 

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Sharing the story, Temitope wrote: “We don’t come from wealth or privilege, just a lowly young boy from Àgbàdo, but we made it anyway. 

“Couldn’t have done it without these 2 phenomenal people, especially my mother! She’s my hero! This bookstore behind us practically raised me. 

“It made sure we didn’t starve, and It was the place where I spent countless hours immersed in books, reading about worlds far far away, and expanding the limits of what I could aspire for myself. 

Today, I’m a graduate of Wharton and Harvard. I’m so grateful!”

Linked users react:

Akinmolayan Fisayo commented: “Congratulations Temitope Akande. I normally purchase books from your mummy shop at Agbado. 

Never knew we are from the same hood. 

God bless you and your parents. Your story is inspiring to the young intelligentsia out there!!!” 

Kola Fatokun said: “We cannot quantify parental support, neither can we repay them. But we can always, and should always be proud of them. 

Thank you for sharing your story.” 

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