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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Dami Ajayi was born in Nigeria. He studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is the co-founder of the international online literary magazine, Saraba. His poems have appeared on MapleTree Literary Supplement, African Writing, Sentinel Nigeria, AnnArbor Review, Sunday Revue, Nigerians Talk and elsewhere. He was nominated as one of the “Eight Nigerian Poets Whose Poems Delight” in 2011. Clinical Blues, his debut collection of poems was shortlisted for the prestigious 2012 International Melita Hume Poetry Prize and longlisted for the Erbacce Poetry Prize in the same year.