Tolu Akinyemi

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

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January 22, 2021

Dirty Water

You must remember what it's like washing clothes in a huge basia*; you don't drink it, you don't reuse it…
December 4, 2020

Finding Love In A Public Park

The chirps of colourful birds fill the air you are strolling in a park, the sun is high high at…
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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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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The Water A Man Will Drink 0:28

The water a man will drink cannot flow past him, is what Grandmother told me…

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 29, 2020 in Poetry

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…
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September 8, 2020 in Quiz

Bible Story Quiz: Who Said These Words?

Who Made These Statements?   How well do you know your old testament stories? Can you score 12/12?
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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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