IAS’s Dr. Nduka Otiono is a co-editor of a special call for submissions for poetry in honour of our late Director, Professor Pius Adesanmi: Wreaths for a Wayfarer: A Poetry Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi (1972-2019).

Along with Nigerian author and poet (and doctoral candidate at the University of Alberta) Uchechukwu Umezurike, Dr. Otiono has launched this call six days after the sudden passing of Professor Adesanmi in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on 10 March 2019. This volume will be a poetic mediation on his life and times and his tragic demise, drawing on the title of Professor Adesanmi’s first book, Wayfarer and Other Poems (2001).