In all, this poetry collection Dead Cats Don't Meow generally emphasizes the theme of self-belief and taking action. It reminds me of the saying "if you think you are too little to make an impact, try staying in a room with a mosquito." - BellaNaija.
Overall, Dead Cats Don't Meow comes across as a collection of thoughtful poetry that inspires, entertains and educates its reader. It is a great blend of themes spanning across love, inspiration, politics, entrepreneurship, marriage and life among others. Its simplicity eludes intentionality and the play on words shows experience.
The collection is suitable for both the literary and non-literary community and is a great work for all manner of readers. I believe, with this one, Akinyemi has achieved his goals of motivation. - The Nation Newspaper.
"You can take the river to the horse, but you cannot force the river to drink the horse:" I have read many poetry books that can simply be summarised into that line. Big words, bogus devices, unnecessary innuendos, all leading to a well-constructed piece of rubbish. At first, your instincts tell you something is wrong somewhere, but, because of your love for poetry, you insist on reading it once more and, then, it leaves you speechless. But that is not the case with Dead Cats Don't Meow by Tolu' A. Akinyemi.
This is a well simplified, glorious work of art that explores the grandeur of poetry. I can't count how many times I kept screaming "Yes!" That's how amazing this book is. As a poet, this is one book that will call to life your poetic viscera. It starts so beautifully with an "About the Author" poem that does well to make the reader feel at home with the writer. - The Sun Newspaper.
Tolu' has created a vision like a mobile library of positivity through his poems, which will give you the motivation when sometimes, there may be a dropped stitch in life's tapestry and your focus seems unclear, uncertain and unclarified. The ability of writing a poem for example where he writes about meeting a stranger in South Shields, to keeping to the upbeat theme but, at the same time maintaining the ability to write more serious poems about the fight of race and acceptance, is a true gift. - Karen Middleton.
Well this is different! Nowadays I'm so used to reading poetry about heavy topics, I forgot that poetry can also be sweet and playful. These poems really put a smile on my face and made me a little more hopeful about love and life. - Chelsey Pittman (Librarian)