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Residence hall at the University College in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Modernizing Africa was the theme of Life Magazine, May 1953. The story highlighted the words: European faculty, British architects and educated elite.

I imagine this is the University of Ibadan that my dad attended… I wonder what it looks like now.

(Reblogged from numbla)
“Genius. It’s a word,” he once said. “What does it really mean? If I win I’m a genius. If I don’t, I’m not.” What was he, then, when he refused to play? A loaded gun that could not fire; an empty church in which bats flew around; the ghost of wonderful combinations that never would happen; a series of zeros; or maybe nothing at all.