The family of late Prof Pius Adesanmi has announced the burial of the Nigerian-born Canadian scholar, writer, literary critic and columnist, who died on March 10, 2019 when an Ethiopian Airline aircraft crashed shortly after take-off.
Adesanmi, born February 27, 1972, was author of the popular book Naija No Dey Carry Last, a 2015 collection of satirical essays.
Adesanmi 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.