When you have names like Poju-Oyemade, Mahatma Gandhi & JESUS OF NAZARETH (the Christ, our Lord), popping up in the first few pages of a book, that alone has some type of heightened effect on the curiosity of anyone who understands what these names stand for and the principles (in actual practice) that govern the lives and living of these individuals.
Ever the straight shooter, with Funmi what you see is what you get….no contrivances; having met (almost by accident) & worked with her on one of the many causes that she is ever so passionate about, it didn’t strike me as too much of a surprise that this kind of literature would be conceived by a mind such as hers.
The piece reads firstly as an inspirational/motivational, but not at all in the typical sense as its interpretation, flow and structure enamours it with a Selah-like (if you will) yet subtly playful feel.
Do what must be done even when you do not feel like it.
Accept delay in a state of calm…..this is Capacity
We are taken on a thought-strengthening ride with this book, from TOUGH TRUTHS & CRITICAL VALUES, to the warmth of knowing that SELFLESSNESS & SERVICE remain VIRTUES that the volatility of time will never taint…..both being the forebears of true LEGACY.
We learn of Men….of greatness and the pursuit of excellence….of God; we gain knowledge, we receive LIGHT.
“……………Sometimes the dots cannot (will never) connect, no matter how long (and hard) you stay at it; leave them unconnected….. move on.”
It’s LIFE – Deal With It.
I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend this book by Funmi Akinwale.
– Raymond Anyanwu
Often times we hit crossroads in Life, we can’t decide what decisions will serve best.
Won’t you rather have a set of values to live decidedly by?
Through the prism of her passions, and personal experiences Funmi lets us into her views on different aspects of life. Most of her perspectives on dealing with life’s dilemmas needs to be served to a wider audience.
With refreshing directness, keen observation and introspection she creates a book that is best re -read many times over.
In clear, concise style; the author is excellent company for a voyage of discovery.
We might not always be prepared for what life throws at us.
But Funmi offers living to us in a manner such that if we heed, when we hit those crossroads we will always make out our way.
Quotes are like oasis in a desert, a necessary mirror for everybody. They draw readers into soul-searching reflections thus aiding our understanding of the beauty and ugliness in and around us. Quotes enable us to quickly grasp the condensed lessons of life and achieve the utmost serenity of mind needed to deal with life’s upheavals.
’Funmi Akinwale’s ‘Life: Deal with It’ has successfully achieved this. The book succinctly presents thoughts and pearls of wisdom that would have taken thousands of words to convey into the minds of readers in a witty and accessible manner. The poetry relies on simplicity in reaching its target audience. They are simple and straight-forward, yet laden with meanings and fecundity. These poems have the capacity to inspire feelings and actions.