Pius Adesanmi is a professor of literature and African studies at Carlton University Ottawa Canada. He is a prodigious public affairs commentator. Pius’ Africa is not a Continent won the 2013 Prize for African Writing. B.A. University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 1992 M.A. French, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1998 Ph.D. French Studies, University of British Columbia, 2002.
Naija No Dey Carry Last
“Pius Adesanmi’s Naija No Dey Carry Last is a treasure of pleasures, a gem of a book. Adesanmi is a prodigious writer and deep thinker whose essays exude vigorous intelligence, rare insight and a devastating wit. The essays in this peerless collection are irreverent, evocative, mind-expanding, and highly entertaining. This kaleidoscopic, take-no-prisoner’s romp through the vital social, cultural and political issues of Nigeria will thrill, inform and transform you. I urge you to read and reread this terrific, capacious book—and then tell all your friends about it.”
– Okey Ndibe (author of the novels Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc.)
“Hilarious… This is not absurdity, this is not satire, this is not camp. It is a strong concoction of the three served with a face so straight many will take it as serious and rally behind him for his earnest prescriptions on the Nigerian problem.” “If Chinua Achebe informed his countrymen on the trouble with Nigeria, Pius Adesanmi offers them a hilariously absurdist take on possible solutions.”
“Delightfully irreverent. This book will become a classic. Much like its satirical cousin The Government Inspector, 100 years from today it will still be in demand.”