A local author, who has just been named as a writer with exceptional talent by Arts Council England, has launched his third book this week at a glittering event at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle.
Tolu A Akinyemi has been growing in reputation since the release of his two previous books Dead Lions Don’t Roar last year (Tolu’s first poetry collection) and Unravel Your Hidden Gems earlier this year (a collection of Inspirational and Motivational Essays).
And now the motivational writer has released his second collection of poetry, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark, to a receptive audience.
Over the last year the generous author, has been using the sales of his book to raise funds for three charities in the region. Age UK Northumberland has already received a fine sum of £1000, whilst Equal Arts and the Chronicle Sunshine Fund will be the next to receive a donation.
Tolu’s latest book Dead Dogs Don’t Bark is a follow up from Dead Lions Don’t Roar and is a bursting collection of eclectic poems, that speak from Tolu’s own experience and heart.
The poems in Dead Dogs Don’t Bark cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of and that we all, whatever our age, need support in.
The beautifully written sonnets speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding your inner talent, celebrating your individuality and distinct voice. The poetry collection also has educational 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 bitter sweet, amusing and thought provoking in turns. Tolu said: “As my third book is released I am so proud of what I have achieved with the support of my friends and family. It is a delight to support worthwhile causes and I have also been donating my time to support other aspiring authors. It is so important to find your inner talent and pay homage to it. I hope that many people find courage and inspiration from my books, particularly the new title, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark.