Tolu Akinyemi

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

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August 11, 2021

A Bar of Soap

If a bar of soap could feel of what would it speak? to wake up each day feeling less than…
May 12, 2021

You won’t believe this story, but I’ll tell you anyway

You won't believe what I'm about to tell you, but I’ll tell you anyway. Last month had a few of…
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…
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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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December 4, 2020 in Poetry

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…
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November 11, 2020 in Poetry

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 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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