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New Poetry Anthology, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, Published in Honour of Pius Adesanmi

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A new poetry anthology, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, has been published in honour of Pius Adesanmi, who passed on in March 2019. Edited by Uchechukwu Umezurike and Nduka Otiono, the book will be released in North America by the Canadian press Daraja Press. Its Nigerian edition will be published later in the year by Narrative […]

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Kagiso Lesego Molope Wins Inaugural Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing

Canadian-South African author Kagiso Lesego Molope has been awarded the inaugural Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing for her novel, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road (2018). Molope’s award was announced during the closing banquet of the 3rd Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa, held October 24 to October 26, […]

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Pius Adesanmi’s Family Sues The Boeing Company

The family of the late Pius Adesanmi has filed a lawsuit against The Boeing Company, the Chicago-based manufacturer of Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, one of which crashed in the service of Ethiopian Airlines as its Flight 302 on March 10, en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, causing the deaths of all 157 aboard, […]

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African Studies Association of Africa Establishes the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award, for Conceptually Innovative Books on the Global African World

In honour of the towering late scholar who passed on in March, the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) has established the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing, a biennial honour for “an outstanding single-authored book focused on Africa and/or the global African world.” The winner, according to the Association’s website, will […]

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Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian Professor and Influential Public Intellectual, Passes on at 47

The writer, academic and influential Nigerian public intellectual Pius Adesanmi has passed on at the age of 47. He was on the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed on 10 March. The Carleton University professor of literature and African Studies was travelling on his Canadian passport. Best known for his columns for Premium Times and Sahara Reporters, in which […]

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