Konya Shamsrumi is pleased to make this Call for Submissions for a collection in honour of our friend and supporter, the late Professor Pius Adesamni.

The Paths Have Chosen You: An Anthology of 47 Poems and 47 Prose Pieces In Celebration of A Generation’s Renaissance Spirit, PIUS ADEBOLA ADESANMI (1972-2019)

This book seeks to memorialize the wide-ranging and far-reaching dimensions of the life and works and accomplishments of PIUS ADEBOLA ADEDANMI, from his Isanlu hometown roots in Kogi State, Nigeria, to his last port of work at Carleton University in Canada.

Guide To Submissions
Submissions are called for in two genres—prose and poetry. An individual may send in both genres.

Poetry Submissions
Only two poems per submission are allowed, each no longer than a quarto-sized page (40 lines). We welcome freshly-written poems as well as those already accepted for publication, and even those already published elsewhere. 

Prose Submissions
Short reminiscences, eulogies or reviews written or posted on the internet and social media are welcome. Only one prose piece per submission is allowed. There is no caveat as to length saving that the editors will sift, edit and select what is in line with the objectives of The Path Chose Him

A Word on Themes
Themes should engage the sense of the present loss and also reflect the celebration of the meanings and the accomplishments of the life and works of the departed. All your responses to your encounters with him personally, professionally or as a public intellectual in his column essays and engagements on the social media platforms are welcome. Themes on the general situation of Nigeria, Africa and the World, the travails and the triumphs are also welcome.

All submissions in Microsoft Word document format should be sent as an email attachment to

Email Subject: The Paths Have Chosen You

The following details should be on the first page of all submissions (poetry and prose). 

  1. Name
  2. Complete Contact details
  3. 50-word bio (maximum)

DEADLINE: MAY 10,2019.

The digital edition of The Paths Have Chosen You is scheduled for publication in a free-to-download e-book format by Konya Shamsrumi before the end of July. The print edition will be published in the last quarter of 2019.

Forewords to The Paths Have Chosen You will be done by Professors Harry Garuba, Remi Raji, Okey Ndibe, Moses Ochonu.

Chiedu Ezeanah 
Dr. Josephine Oluwafunmilayo Alexander 
Abdul Mahmud

Paradigm City Publishing, in partnership with African poetry press, Konya Shamsrumi. 

Professor Harry Garuba 
Professor Remi Raji 
Professor Moses Ochonu 
Professor Emman Egya Sule 
Dr. Gloria Ernest-Samuel 
Ola Chris Akinola 
Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo
Dr. Sola Olorunyomi
Dr. Amatoritsero Ede 
Ismail Bala Garba 
Kennedy Emetulu 
Ahmed Maiwada 
Tope Fasua 
Ms Oyibo Teresa Ameh 
Ms Mowunmi Segun 
BM Dzukogi 
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim 
Charles Iyoha 
Sunny Ayewanu 
Assoc. Professor Tope Oriola


Ayodele Oso 
Mitterrand Okorie 
Jagunmolu Oluwadare Lasisi 
Chijioke Kizito Onah

Dr. Josephine Oluwafunmilayo Alexander,
Coordinating Advisor/Co-Editor
English Studies Department
University of South Africa