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Professor of Art/Sculpture, Al LaVergne, Fulbright Scholar at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife, Nigeria.

For American sculptor Al LaVergne, coming to Nigeria as a Fulbright scholar has been a homecoming to a home he never knew he had.

LaVergne, who is currently putting finishing touches on a 14-foot steel sculpture called "The Gift" at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife, described his experience in Nigeria so far as a year of new friendships, dialogue and inspiration.  Read the full story