Sunday, 4th June 2023

Pius Adesanmi

1 Mar
Several years after my departure from Unilorin, the name ‘Pius Adesanmi’ became recurring in the public and literary engagement circuits, in Nigeria and beyond.
10 Mar 2020
Today marks a year after the Ethiopian Airlines’ 737 Max plane crashed in Ethiopia, forcing the airplane model to be grounded worldwide and still not revived to date.
8 Sep 2019
2019 has really been a tough one for the arts community. From Bisi Silva to Okwui Enwezor, Pius Adesanmi to Eddie Ugbomah and Prof. Molara Ogundipe, Dr. Stella Oyedepo to David Dale, Jide Ogungbade to Frank Okonta and Idowu Nubi, the number of artists who have passed on in the year,
8 May 2019
Nduka Otiono and Uchechukwu Umezurike, editors of the proposed anthology, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, in memory of Professor Pius Adesanmi, which will be published in the last quarter of the year by Daraja Press (Canada) and Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) respectively, have received 257 poems from within and outside Africa. The submissions by established and budding poets…
14 Apr 2019
These gigantic “moving coffins” in the air made by man are the most stunning, safest, beautiful and terrible invention of all time!” What is in this world (gan pàápàá!)?”Self” A world full of admixture of agony, joy, hilahilo, and voids awaiting to be filled by fallible and restless terrestrial beings. More than 70,000 years ago, the Homo…
10 Apr 2019
The editors of the proposed poetry anthology Wreaths for a Wayfarer: A Poetry Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi have announced Daraja Press (Canada) as publishers of the North American edition of the anthology while Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria) will publish the African edition. The anthology is expected to be published later this year. While…
5 Apr 2019
Death eath makes mockery of life, and of all achievements. Death is always a tragedy since it puts a finality to existence, and ceases all possibilities. The death of a terminal patient, a loved one, is not bearable. This is even more so when death raids the intelligentsia and takes those on whom we have…
24 Mar 2019
In our country, the more we try to conclude complicated and inconclusive democratic matters including elections, the more inconclusive they seem. As we tried to conclude inconclusive gubernatorial matters at the weekend, the more complicated the inconclusive elections became everywhere. It came to pass at the weekend that the Osun state gubernatorial election held last…
14 Mar 2019
Modern living is in constant co-habitation with danger. Often we are confronted with the limitation of human knowledge and our capacity to achieve perfection.
14 Mar 2019
Several countries were unexpectedly thrown into mourning early last Sunday when an Ethiopian aircraft crashed within minutes of its takeoff. The waves of the tragedy swept through 30 countries including Nigeria....
11 Mar 2019
Two Nigerians, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, were among the157 persons who died in yesterday’s air crash involving Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing737MAX plane that had barely taken off from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
10 Mar 2019
Carleton University has confirmed the death of Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer and literary critic Pius Adesanmi. Adesanmi died when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. A total of 157 persons died in the crash. “Pius was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden…


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