“The point of this collection of satirical pieces, covering a handful of years from Nigeria’s recent history, is that the country repeats itself endlessly as farce. In piece after satirical piece we’re given a privileged glimpse of Africa’s largest circus stage, filled with a cast of clowns whose genius lies in make biting satire feel like breaking news. And yet with all their talent, none can overshadow the biggest star of the production: Déjà Vu. Naija No Dey Carry Last is an immensely entertaining show of words: paeans, parables, plays and epistles; Pius Adesanmi does such a fine job one could easily get away with re-titling it: Pius No Dey Carry Last!”
Tolu Ogunlesi, West Africa Editor, The Africa Report.
“For several years, Pius Adesanmi has been one of Nigeria’s most prolific satirists. ‘Naija No Dey Carry Last’ is a collection of writings, written mostly between 2008 and 2010, which takes aim at various public figures, from the late Umaru Yar’Adua to Goodluck Jonathan, Ikedi Ohakim, Farida Waziri, and many others. Adesanmi employs satire and Biblical metaphors to deliver scathing criticism of Nigerian politics and society.
Nigeria is one country where events are often so unbelievable, that they defy satirical treatment. Still, he manages to pull it off, and I heartily recommend ‘Naija No Dey Carry Last’ to anyone who wants to read about the issues and events concerning Nigeria’s fourth attempt at democracy with a different twist.”
Naija No Dey Carry Last will be out on September 21st, 2015, from Parresia/Premium Times Books. Before then, you can receive a preorder a discounted copy via