Kayode Taiwo Olla’s Softlie at a Glance

Softlie cover

TITLE: Softlie: love poems spun into a storyline
AUTHOR: Kayode Taiwo Olla
GENRE: Poetry
BOOK SIZE: 80 pgs
BOOK DIMENSIONS: 5.00 x 8.00 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9569741-9-8
PUBLISHING DATE: December, 2013
PUBLISHER: Syncterface Media, London, UK

… Ordinarily, the union of the sexes, whether in affection or hostility, is a vast pool which creative artists from ancient times to the present have drawn inspirations for their thematic concerns and style. Thus, a new work in this direction stands the risk of treading the familiar path without making much impression. What subtly but eloquently stands out in Kayode Taiwo Olla’s Softlie, is its uncommon blend of the poetic with the narrative, and the melodic with the dramatic… The reader’s attention is firmly held and sustained from the beginning to the end of the collection through irony, pun, suspense and ellipsis.

…Softlie is therefore a richly endowed collection of poems that I find enticing with every reading and it is self-recommending.
—Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti
Director, Institute of Cultural Studies,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria;
author, Naked Soles, and editor, Voices Offstage.

KAYODE TAIWO OLLA was born in Nigeria and has had a good many poetry performances (written and mostly directed by him) and poetry recitations before many audiences. The audience varied from a few hundreds to some thousands, from spiritual to secular, from live to telecast.

Kayode obtained his B.A. degree in Literature in English from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. His first work is Sprouting Again, a fiction.


Copies—whether single or bulk—of Kayode Taiwo Olla’s Softlie can be ordered by buyers in Europe and North America from the publisher’s site http://www.syncterfacemedia.com and from several major online bookshops in Europe and North America.

For a full list of these many online retail sites in Europe and North America, kindly click through the link below.


IN NIGERIA, you can purchase a copy of Softlie at the following major outlets:

Ile-Ife, Osun State:

-University Bookshop, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus
-Bookstand, Students’ Union Building Basement, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus
-Commercial Stand, Redeemed Christian Fellowship Sunday Service, BOOC, Obafemi Awolowo University Campus
-Rahaman, 0807 894 3317

Ede, Osun State:

-Department of English, Adeleke University Campus

Osogbo, Osun State:

-Debitosh Bookshop, 6C, Fagbewesa Street, off Odi-Olowo Street

Ibadan, Oyo State:

-WriteHouse Collective, NuStreams Culture and Civic Centre, Km 110 Abeokuta Road, off Alalubosa GRA
-Christ in Me Bookshop, opposite General Post Office, Railway Station, Dugbe
-The Booksellers, No. 52 Magazine Road, Jericho

Softlie… You flip once and you don’t wanna put it down!


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