Nigerian writer Professor Pius Adesanmi will be discussing 2015 Elections: Past lessons & Future hopes on Thursday 22nd August 2013 on BEN-TV UK Watch Live SKY 182 and in Nigeria on Star Time and on line on www.bentelevision.com on Sky 182 you can phone in on +442088080693
Pius Adesanmi is the author of You're Not a Country, Africa. Poet and critic, Pius Adesanmi obtained a First Class Honours degree in French & Francophone Studies from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (1992). He subsequently obtained a Master’s degree and a Ph.D in the same discipline from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University
of British Columbia respectively. He has since pursued a career as a scholar of Anglophone and Francophone African and Black Diasporic literatures and cultures.
He is a two-time Fellow of the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and has guest-lectured widely in Universities in Africa, Europe, and North America. He has contributed essays on literature and culture to several learned journals, literary reviews, newspapers, and edited books. He regularly
serves as a manuscript reviewer for literary publications. His poetry collection, The Wayfarer and Other Poems won the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize in 2001. Before joining Carleton, he was an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University from 2002- 2006. Adesanmi is a prolific writer and columnist with leading Nigerian news-media including award winning anti corruption on line news outlet www.saharareporters.com