“Pius Adesanmi was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy,” – Benoit-Antoine Bacon
“The contributions of Pius Adesanmi to Carleton are immeasurable,” said Pauline Rankin, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada.
“He worked tirelessly to build the Institute of African Studies, to share his boundless passion for African literature and to connect with and support students. He was a scholar and teacher of the highest calibre who leaves a deep imprint on Carleton.”
Pius Adesanmi was a Nigerian Professor at Carleton University, Canada. I woke up this morning to hear of the plane crash but little did I know that someone who is a good friend of mine died in the crash. I was deeply shocked and devastated when the Airline manifest was released and it became evident that you, Pius Adesanmi was aboard the ill-fated plane.
Oh Death, where is thy sting?
Prof. Pius Adesanmi was among the 18 Canadians killed in today’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet at the Addis Ababa airport.
Pius Adesanmi was a Scholar extraordinaire and will be sorely missed by Nigeria, Canada and the scholarly world. He was well known for his satirical writings.
Below is his last Social Media post yesterday morning. It was apparent that he had a premonition of his death before embarking on the journey of no return.
His last Facebook post.
“If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me” – Psalm 139:9-10 (Pius Adesanmi)
My deepest condolences to his family, and all the families that lost their dear ones in this colossal tragedy.
Rest in Peace, Dear Friend.
Peace and Love!
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