Poets across 3 continents mark World Poetry Day with readings from Wreaths for A Wayfarer

Over 40 poets from Europe, Africa, and North America participated in the World Poetry Day virtual launch of Wreaths for a Wayfarer: An Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi edited by Nduka Otiono and Uche Peter Umezurike.  The event, which took…

Otiono and Akọma’s “Oral Literary Performance in Africa: Beyond Text” ready for pre-order

Oral Literary Performance in Africa: Beyond Text edited by Nduka Otiono and Chiji Akọma in honour of Professor Isidore Okpewho is now available for pre-order. According to a Facebook post by Otiono, the book, to be published by Routledge on…

Towering testaments to a worthy wayfarer – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Wreaths for a Wayfarer, Nduka Otiono and Uchechukwu Umezurike, Daraja Press, 2020, 299 pages Professor Pius Adebola Adesanmi belongs to the class of people larger than life and death. When news filtered out that he was one of the 159…

Otiono and Umezurike announce release of “Wreaths for a Wayfarer”

Nduka Otiono and Uchechukwu Umezurike, editors of the poetry anthology, Wreaths for a Wayfarer, published in honour of Prof Pius Adesanmi, have announced the release of the book published in North America by Daraja Press, Canada. Before his death in…

Deadline extended for poetry anthology in honour of Pius Adesanmi

 Editors of the anthology in honour of Pius Adesanmi, which is to be co-published by Canadian and Nigerian publishers, have extended the deadline for submissions. The editors of the proposed poetry anthology titled: ‘Wreaths for a Wayfarer: A Poetry Anthology…

Wayfarer, do you hear me now? – Remi Raji

(for Pius Adebola Adesanmi)   Dear Payo, when it hurts, that you do not feel the hurt that you stoke in the hurt, that you are the vigil of hurt. It’s been a week now I have not heard from…

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