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Tolu Akinyemi

writer, poet, mentor, lover… of words and ideas!

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Poetry
November 11, 2020

The Story Of Two Fools

It’s a story of the one no one argues was a fool he had ten bags of gold and lost…
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September 29, 2020

An Open Letter To Adefemi

Adefemi, you are tall, tall like an iroko strong like a baobab, rare like mahogany you carry your chest like…
Poetry
September 1, 2020

To The Choir Girl Who Sits At The Front Row Every Sunday

Sunday morning, before the start of service you were standing at the foyer, (with your friend who talks too much)…
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Book cover for Funny Men Cannot be trusted: poetry for people who hate poetry by Tolu Akinyemi
Latest Book

Funny Men
Cannot Be Trusted

a humorous yet poignant meld of the trivial and the serious.  An exploration of the roles, strengths and failures of men and fathers in relationships and families.

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Hard Things 0:56

The second hardest thing in the word/ is finding you/ precious things are hard to to find…

I Will Find You 2:07

My Shoes have lost there floors / and my eyes riot from looking…

When You Are Single 1:39

Reading ‘When You Are Single’ from the collection ‘Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted’

Excerpt of the week

“Find someone to grow old with, and you’ll never grow old. Find a cause to live for, and you’ll never die”.

Tolu’ Akinyemi

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September 8, 2020 in Quiz

Classic Books Quiz: Opening Lines Of Modern Classics

 Opening Lines of Modern Classic Books   How well do you know your modern classics? Can you score 12/12?
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September 7, 2020 in Quiz

Classic Books Quiz: Opening Lines Of Old Classics

Opening Lines of Old Classic Books   How well do you know your old classics? Can you score 12/12? Two…
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September 1, 2020 in Poetry

To The Choir Girl Who Sits At The Front Row Every Sunday

Sunday morning, before the start of service you were standing at the foyer, (with your friend who talks too much)…
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