Pius Adesanmi

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Pius Adésanmí
Born27 February 1972
Died10 March 2019 (aged 47)
NationalityNigerian
Alma materTitcombe College, Egbe, University of Ilorin, University of Ibadan, University of British Columbia
OccupationProfessor, writer, columnist, literary critic, satirist
Partner(s)Muyiwa
ChildrenOluwatise, Oluwadamilare

Pius Adebola Adesanmi (27 February 1972[1] – 10 March 2019) was a Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer, literary critic, satirist, and columnist. He was the author of Naija No Dey Carry Last. In 2015, he gave a TED talk titled "Africa is the forward that the world needs to face".[2]

Adesanmi died on 10 March 2019, when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off.[3]

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  1. "Pius Adesanmi: Nigerian image is a burden" (interview), EverythinLiterature, 1 July 2007.
  2. TEDx Talks (2 February 2015), Africa is the forward that the world needs to face | Pius Adesanmi | TEDxEuston, retrieved 20 February 2018
  3. "Ottawa professor dies in Ethiopian Airlines crash". CBC News. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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