Memorial for Prof. Pius Adebola Adesanmi

The remains of renowed Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer, literary critic, satirist, and columnist, Pius Adesanmi, will be laid to rest in Ottawa, Canada today Saturday October 26th.

 

Adesanmi was among the 157 persons who died in the ill fated Ethiopian airlne crash on March 10th this year. 

 

Born on February 27, 1972, Adesanmi was the author of the popular book Naija No Dey Carry Last, a 2015 collection of satirical essays. He was a Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa from 1993 to 1997, and of the French Institute of South Africa in 1998 and 2000.

 

From 2002 to 2005, he was Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University, United States. In 2006, he joined Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, as a professor of Literature and African Studies.

 

He was the director of the university’s Institute of African Studies until his death.

 

He is survived by his wife, Olumuyiwa, and daughter, Tise.

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