Rainham resident hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams with spoken word novel

PUBLISHED: 15:01 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:02 01 October 2018

Denis Olasehinde Akinmolasire has published his debut novel - Love, War and Glory: Spoken Words for All Seasons.

Denis Olasehinde Akinmolasire has published his debut novel - Love, War and Glory: Spoken Words for All Seasons.


A Rainham resident has released a collection of spoken word and poetry that he hopes will inspire others to follow their dreams.

In his debut book, Love, War and Glory: Spoken Words for All Seasons, Denis Olasehinde Akinmolasire of Whybridge Close explores the human experience, from dealing with heartbreak and finding true love, to overcoming the odds and reaching your goals.

Speaking about his motivation behind the book, Akinmolasire said: “We all go through challenges in life, but it is about reflection and thanking the people who help you along the way. I am hoping it will be something that everyone can relate to.”

Available as a paperback and an e-book, the book examines the concepts of love, war and glory in turn, and the ups and downs that come with each.

Comprised of uplifting verses such as Wonder Woman and insightful reflections like, Whatever Happened to the Concept of Marriage? - it runs the gamut of Akinmolasire’s journey.

Writing a book was not the natural path for the 33-year-old.

After leaving university ten years ago with a degree in computer science, he has worked as a software engineer ever since.

Akinmolasire had always enjoyed reading and writing but with a busy professional life, getting a book published was just a dream on his bucket list.

But after year of big changes in his life, which saw him learn to drive, get a big promotion and purchase his first property, Akinmolasire was inspired to accomplish another goal and put pen to paper.

With one book under his belt, Denis shows no signs of stopping.

“I really enjoy the writing process and I have a lot more to say”, he said.

For others with a dream in mind, he has some advice: “Just go for it. You don’t know what you’re capable of until you try”.

Denis is holding an official book launch that will feature a Q&A, readings by the author, a raffle and a chance to purchase a signed paperback copy.

Food and drinks will be provided at the event, which will be held on Saturday, October 13 at 6.30pm at The Brittania Village Hall.

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