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Tolu Akinyemi

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

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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)…
Essays
August 31, 2020

6 Things To Remember About People And Things

I’ll tell you a story. While in university in Nigeria, very few students had cars, and there were mainly two…
Poetry
August 27, 2020

To Paint A Vivid Picture Of A Friend You Can’t Rely Upon

Paper condoms, A damp matchbox, A temperamental shower in harmattan...
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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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Videos

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 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)…
Read More
August 31, 2020 in Essays

6 Things To Remember About People And Things

I’ll tell you a story. While in university in Nigeria, very few students had cars, and there were mainly two…
Read More
August 27, 2020 in Poetry

To Paint A Vivid Picture Of A Friend You Can’t Rely Upon

Paper condoms, A damp matchbox, A temperamental shower in harmattan...
Read More