Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi

Nigerian born Pius Adesanmi is an acclaimed literary and cultural critic. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada, where he teaches literature and African studies at Carleton University. He is one of Nigeria's major intellectuals and writes two weekly columns for the influential Sahara Reporters and NEXT newspaper. His first book, TheWayfarer and Other Poems, won the Association of Nigerian Authors'Poetry Prize in 2001. Penguin African Writers You're Not A Country Africa is his latest book.

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