#TheTAATour Takes Flight – November 12 – December 11, 2018

Join prolific author extraordinaire Tolu A. Akinyemi on his first virtual book tour around Nigeria from the 12th November to December 11, 2018. The tour will feature loads of author interviews, never before seen excerpts, spotlight on the author’s other causes and yes, GIVEAWAYS!

 

The author was born in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria but currently lives in the United Kingdom. He is an exceptional talent, out-of-the-box creative thinker, a change management agent and a leader par excellence. He is a business analyst and financial crime consultant as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with extensive experience working with leading Investment banks and Consultancy Firms. Tolu is also a personal development and career coach and a prolific writer with more than 10 years’ writing experience; he is a mentor to hundreds of young people. He worked as an Associate mentor in St Mary’s School, Cheshunt and as an Inclusion Mentor in Barnwell School, Stevenage in the United Kingdom, helping students raise their aspirations, standards of performance and helping them cope with transitions from one educational stage to another.

Tolu has headlined and featured in various Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in the United Kingdom. He also inspires large audiences through spoken word performances, he has appeared as a keynote speaker in major forums and events in the United Kingdom and facilitates creative writing masterclasses to all types of audiences.

In March 2018 he was endorsed by the Arts Council England as an ‘Exceptional Talent’.

About #DLDR

Dead Lions Don’t Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern day verses. Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflecting of today’s struggles and lights the way to a positive future. The uplifting book will appeal to all age groups, anyone going through change, building or enjoying a career and facing day to day struggles. Many of the short verses will resonate with readers, leaving a sense of peace and well-being.

Links to availability are included below:

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1999815904?pf_rd_p=1581d9f4-062f-453c-b69e-0f3e00ba2652&pf_rd_r=R1G99ERTMYZ6S6464QCN

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Lions-Dont-Roar-Collection/dp/1999815904/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541230596&sr=8-1&keywords=dead+lions+don%27t+roar

Waterstones – https://www.waterstones.com/book/dead-lions-dont-roar/tolu-a-akinyemi/9781999815905

eBay – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEAD-LIONS-DONT-ROAR-A-collection-of-Poetic-Wisdom-for-the-Discerning/172821269144?hash=item283cf34a98:g:fLoAAOSwQwBZko9Y:rk:2:pf:1

Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-lions-dont-roar-tolu-a-akinyemi/1126998434?ean=9781999815905

Tolu’s webshop – https://tolutoludo.com/shop.html

OkadaBooks – Available via the App.

Roving Heights website- https://rhbooks.com.ng/product/dead-lions-dont-roar/

SME Market Hub- https://www.smemarkethub.com/stores/rhbooks/products/172549/dead-lions-don-t-roar/

Buboox – https://buboox.com/product/dead-lions-dont-roar/

All the other info is available on http://tolutoludo.com/

Excerpt for Dead Lions Don’t Roar

A motivating and inspiring book of poetry should always leave the reader with thoughts about personal development and doses of inspiration … and that is exactly what Dead Lions Don’t Roar does. Whilst the poem entitled the name of the collection speaks volumes about using our gifts and talent and finding our own unique roar, there are a number of other poems that share the essence of the book. Here is a sneak peak of one such poem:

“If Men were God, there would be no more us,

Long Dead and buried, forgotten with the times, 

An atonement for our sins, If men were God….”

This poem makes us think about what each of our individual role and purpose is in life, which will then motivate us to achieve…our very best. This is the entire purpose of Dead Lion’s Don’t Roar.

About #DDDB

Dead Dogs Don’t Bark is Tolu’s second poetry collection. With a similar tone and style to Dead Lions Don’t Roar (Tolu’s first poetry collection) this follow up masterpiece is nothing short of pure motivation. The poems cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of, that the Author himself has experienced and that we all, whatever our age, need support in. Beautifully written, the poems speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding your inner talent, celebrating your individuality and distinct voice. The poetry collection has didactic elements for evaporating the effects of peer pressure and criminality amongst many others. Also covering mental health, relationships, career focus, and general life issues, the poetry is bittersweet, amusing and thought-provoking in turns.

Links to availability are included below:

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Dogs-Dont-Bark-Collection/dp/1999815920/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537210797&sr=8-1&keywords=dead+dogs+don%27t+bark

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_20?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dead+dogs+don%27t+bark&sprefix=dead+dogs+don%27t+bark%2Caps%2C238&crid=3JIGA6C9AGOHA

Waterstones – https://www.waterstones.com/book/dead-dogs-dont-bark/tolu-a-akinyemi/9781999815929

eBay – https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dead-Dogs-Dont-Bark-A-Collection-of-Poetic-Wisdom-for-the-Discerning-Series-2/173519924122?hash=item286697eb9a:g:txYAAOSw3hJbkZMu

Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-dogs-dont-bark-tolu-a-akinyemi/1129489003?ean=9781999815929

Tolu’s webshop – https://tolutoludo.com/shop.html

OkadaBooks – Available via the App.

Roving Heights – https://rhbooks.com.ng/product/dead-dogs-dont-bark/

SME Market Hub – https://rhbooks.smemarkethub.com/products/248193/dead-dogs-don-t-bark/

Konga – https://www.konga.com/rh-dead-dogs-dont-bark-4087805

Excerpt

A follow-on to the success of Dead Lions Don’t Roar, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark goes one step further. As well as self-motivation, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark digs deep into society, into behavior and into relationships that make existence worthwhile. An insight into the true power of the collection rings strong in the following snippet:

 

“Cuddle up to Excellence, else Mediocrity can catch up with you like a heatwave

Released in full force like a loaf oven baked, the days of long service awards are over

If your dream is to buy a Range Rover, then you have to embrace excellence”

This poem reinforces that it is healthy to have dreams and ambitions but that we must remember to strive for them and not just expect them … not taking things for granted and putting your best foot forward in life encapsulates the resonating theme of Dead Dogs Don’t Bark.

 

A special thank you to our participating blogs and media partners –  YNaija Verses by Beordoon Harold Writes Linorajj Africa SynCity Blog Mainland Book Cafe The Afro Reader Kawe Africa James Murua Classic FM #BookOnreview show with Benjamin Okoh  Sparkle Writers Hub Literary Everything  The African Writers Jerry Chiemeke Nneka Obialor Grill and Read and a host of others.

 

Giveaway partners: Roving Heights

Tour Banner: Richard Ofunrein

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