'You are your ancestors' wildest dream' - Oprah to her academy's first PhD alumnus

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Lindiwe Tsope became the first OWLAG alumni to graduate with a PhD.
Lindiwe Tsope became the first OWLAG alumni to graduate with a PhD.
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"You are your ancestors' wildest dreams." 

This is what media mogul Oprah Winfrey told Lindiwe Tsope when she became a Rhodes University PhD graduate in sociology, making her the first Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls alumnus to obtain a PhD.

"[Oprah] was among the first people I told when I submitted [my research] and among the first people I told when I got the email from Rhodes and she was super proud, and she commended me for the hard work that I put in. She said: ' You are your ancestors' wildest dream,' and that was something I had said to myself," Tsope said. 

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