Pius Adesanmi, poet, sartirist, creative non-fiction author, essayist, and academic, was born in Nigeria. He is the internationally-acclaimed winner of the inaugural Penguin Prize for African Writing (2010) with his book of creative non-fiction, You’re not a Country, Africa. His first book of poetry, The Wayfarer & Other Poems, won the Poetry Prize of the Association of Nigerian Authors in 2000. His latest book, Naija No Dey Carry Last, a collection of sartirical essays on Nigerian culture, history, and politics, was listed made the Channels TV‘s list of the best Nigerian books of 2015. In 2017, he won the Board of Director‘s leadership Award of the Canada Bureau for International Education. Adesanmi is a celebrated columnist in Nigeria and is considered one of the most influential Nigerian public intellectuals of his generation.