Spotlight profile: Yusuf Adamu, geographer and poet
October 14, 2013
Yusuf Adamu epitomizes the multidisciplinary tradition of geography. An associate professor of geography and head of the Strategic Planning Unit of Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, he is also a bilingual novelist and poet who has published works in the Hausa and English languages. A 2011 interview with Sentinel Nigeria reveals how Adamu's training as a medical geographer influences his "poetry of place": he notes that "Geography gives me the knowledge of places, the understanding of man’s relationship with his environment, and fuels my imagination."