Title: EVERYBODY DON KOLOMENTAL Genre: Poetry (a collection) Author: Tolu’ A. Akinyemi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Reviewer: ENANG, God’swill Effiong Year of Publication: 2021 Word Count: 1,353 Injustice, Trauma And Death: Knotted Ropes In Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental ‘Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once;… Continue reading Injustice, Trauma And Death: Knotted Ropes In Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s Everybody Don Kolomental
The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships. With well over 500 entries from published authors. Nineteen writers were shortlisted from the large pool of submissions, which included the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022, Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim, who is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Morland Writing Scholarship… Continue reading Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer makes the shortlist of the 2022 Morland Writing Scholarships.
Newcastle based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim has been declared as the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022. Ibrahim was announced the winner at the grand finale of the 2022 edition of the Quramo Festival of Words, which was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Sunday, October 9th, 2022. In… Continue reading Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim wins Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022
Reviewer: Creative Bird Poetry has always been lauded for the brevity of language and the ability to capture events, emotions and other muses in flowery words be it with metaphors that strikes through like lightning or imagery that thrills our imagination and helps us to see the seventh wonder through stanzas and verses. Deji Ajibade’s… Continue reading A Nigerian Poet Encapsulates the Turmoil of the World in his poetry Collection: Sometimes I Wish It Could Always Be Day
Join author extraordinaire, the Lion of Newcastle, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi at his books signing and reading event at The Lit & Phil on the 8th of September 2022. At this event, Tolu’ will officially release his new books, If You Have To Be Anything, Be Kind (children’s literature); City of Lost Memories, (poetry); Awaken Your… Continue reading The Lion of Newcastle, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi is set to Release Four Books at The Lit and Phil Newcastle
TNR: You chose foster and adopted children as your target audience in your latest book. Why so? FG: This book is very personal to me because my biological children have been adopted. Not only is it important to let my four children know they are loved, but it’s important for all children to know that… Continue reading Frenchaire Gardner shares hope and love to foster and adopted children in her award-winning children’s book.
The ingenious writing prodigy who has published fourteen books and has six forthcoming titles joins the roll-call of other illustrious African Writers who have been columnists at Malimbe Magazine. Tolu’ A. Akinyemi is a writer of repute who has garnered international acclaim for his outstanding literary works. The multi-award-winning Nigerian writer, who writes in the… Continue reading Renowned African Writer appointed as a columnist for 2022 in Malimbe Magazine
Since time immemorial, the written word has transcended borders and writers who, either through economic migration, adventure, self-preservation, or the sanctity of their pen, have found refuge in new territories. These new cities have become homes to the erudite ones who have enraptured us through their published works and literary talents. Tyne and Wear in… Continue reading Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne
TNR: Did getting the Arts Council England endorsement as a writer with exceptional promise feel like a just reward for your years of labour within the literary community? AG: Yes, it did. I’ve been submitting my works for publications in journals and literary magazines since 2017. Then, I just wanted my poems and writings to… Continue reading Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise
TNR: What or who influenced your journey into writing? Lanre Badmus, my younger brother, was the main reason I started writing poetry. He used to have his poems up on his faculty noticeboard at the University. I would go all the way from engineering to the Law Faculty to read. My parents were avid readers,… Continue reading A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey