Friday, 3 October 2014

Introducing TEDxEuston 2014 Speaker - Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi is one of Nigeria’s contemporary leading public intellectuals and celebrated columnists, never afraid to say it as he sees it, but always with grace and eloquence. Among his numerous lecture and keynote credits, Adesanmi has notably addressed audiences on African issues on such prestigious platforms as the Stanford Forum for African Studies, the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation’s annual lecture series, the International Leadership Platform of the university of Johannesburg, the African Unity for Renaissance series of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute and the Africa Institute of South Africa, the Diaspora Consultation series of the African Union Agenda 2063, and the Academy of Science of South Africa series. He has just completed a one-year stint in Ghana as a Carnegie Diaspora Visiting Professor of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Adesanmi is also a writer. He is the internationally-acclaimed winner of the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing (2010) in the non-fiction category with his book, You’re not a Country, Africa. His first book, The Wayfarer and Other Poems, won the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize in 2001.

We are used to reading his work - but to get to know the man, feel his passion, and listen to him live, you will have to be at TEDxEuston 2014.

Get your tickets HERE.

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