Pius Adesanmi

Professor Pius Adesanmi of the Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University has a book manuscript shortlisted for the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing in the non-fiction category. His book You’re Not a Country, Africa is one of ten manuscripts shortlisted for this prestigious prize. The winner will be announced at the Mail & Guardian Literary Festival on 4 September, 2010. The prize is 50 000 South African Rand and a publishing contract with Penguin Books South Africa, with worldwide distribution via Penguin Group companies.

Premium Times and a number of other online news portals reported recently that a presidential convoy was involved in the sort of irresponsible behavior Nigerians have come to expect from Government...
(At the lobby of the most expensive hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Overwhelmed hotel staff scurry hither and thither as they try to cope with the Nigerian delegation comprising not more than three hundred...
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Early Monday morning. A chalet somewhere in Aso Rock. Booze, runs girls, and other trade marks of government officials. Montell Jordan’s “This is how we do it” blares from a...
Prof. Pius Adesanmi
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