“Pius Adesanmi was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy,” – Benoit-Antoine Bacon
*Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi*
“The contributions of Pius Adesanmi to Carleton are immeasurable,” said Pauline Rankin, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Canada. Continue reading
I remembered when I lost my father some years ago, expressions of sympathy flooded from across the globe by people who are connected to my family one way or another. Friends and family members and even strangers who heard about his demise wanted to reach out to us with their compassion. Some, who have experienced the death of a loved one empathized with us and shared their experiences. Continue reading
With trembling hands
I packed a handful of sand
Stretched out my hands
And my whole world became vague
Alas! Continue reading
One of the hallmarks of being human is that there is a price to pay for living. That price is DEATH. Yeah, the ultimate reality is that death must come when it will come. Learning to absorb this reality that death is inevitable is very important. That way, you get prepared to receive such ‘bad’ news whenever it comes. It is always a big shock when such news is broken to us about loved ones or friends. It’s not only devastating, it crumbles ones world when loved family members depart. Continue reading
It was late evening of June 2nd, 2016
My father’s anniversary to the great beyond
I was taking my daily routine walk
Like a flash tears trickled down my cheeks
I didn’t realise I was lost in thoughts
My memories of that fateful day are a series of fragmented episodes Continue reading
Poetry on a Snowy Saturday morning. I call it the ‘Irony of Life’.
Several things strike me about living
A man may not like food but needs it to live
He may not like fire, yet it is essential
A man may not like water but cannot resist a sip
He may not like accidents, yet, can’t stop driving
Scared and worried sick about plane crashes
Yet, loves travelling by air.
He may even hate death, and pray for long life
But one day, at an appointed time
He will die while wondering and pondering,
On where, when and how it will happen.
Thus, the irony of life still remains
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