When I was about six years old my father told me a fantastic, utterly incredible story. He said that when he was about six, maybe a bit older, he ventured into a small stand of woods near his home in Lagos, Nigeria and was startled when a tiny, human-looking creature, about the height of a small doll, stepped from behind a tree and began to speak with him.

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Tope Folarin is the Board Chair at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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