Kehinde Sonola


Philosopher, writer, documenter, filmmaker, explorer: Kehinde Sonola is someone who calls the whole world his home.

Writing since the age of eight, pondering life's beauty since he could think, Kehinde is driven by a mantra of serenity and goodwill to all. He is a firm believer in the tenet that we are all one people, one world. He urges everyone to express themselves peacefully in their own way and hopes for a world where everyone can find their own voice.

The author has just released "The Dragon Cometh", a poetry tour de force and follow up to groundbreaking titles such as the graphic novel, "Armed And Deadly", novella, "Corruption Isn't Sexy", "HaiKen", a book of Haiku, poetry and photography as well as "Time Is Not Linear".

Kehinde is also working on numerous new projects, which he promises will blow people's minds.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
At the age of 8, I entered my school's writing competition and won with my first poem, 'Fish'.
As a relatively shy child, the recognition and encouragement of my English teacher coupled with encouragement from my family helped me to come out of my shell and fall in love with writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's fair to say that writing has gotten me through some tough times.
I've never had writer's block thank goodness and am never without at least a notebook and pen wherever I go.
Writing's biggest joy is the challenge and bliss of trying to encapsulate what I perceive to be the abundant beauty in this world, which we often ignore or take for granted.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kehinde Sonola online

Where to buy in print


Corruption Isn't Sexy
Now available in print & via ebook. ℒ♥ⓥℯ & Ṩerenity to all.

Time Is Not Linear
This is one of the 101 exclusive poems from the book. Please enjoy, share, rate/review the book, like the author pages etc. Many many thanks for your time. ℒ♥ⓥℯ & Ṩerenity. A Nagging Hope ☀. My smiles are quieter Laughter, a desert oasis Hallmarks of a broken heart Yet there remains hope Teasing my consciousness A memory of life worth fighting for A promise that beyond the struggle lies serenity. What is broken cannot be fixed but can be reinforced with love. Kehinde Sonola ©


Your Country My World
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2018. Categories: Poetry » African Poetry, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
We are living in interesting times.  War, famine, slavery, discrimination, climate change all persist yet we still fight among ourselves.  Your Country My World is a blunt yet hopeful poetry book of awakening inspired by the beautiful people of Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas et al.
Become The Machine Volume 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
In a world perpetuated with greed and selfishness, KB is one of many who start to awaken. On a path of self-improvement and improving the lives of all on the planet, KB will have to face full-on resistance from the powers that think they be. Facing the ugly truth of life, how humans live it and what must be done to uplift all; KB will become the machine.
Armed And Deadly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The world’s best assassin is on the hunt, all the while pursued by Marshall General Andrew Simmons, as well as another relentless killer known as the Vixen. Encompassing an array of other enigmatic and powerful characters, each with their own motivations, this fast-paced, action thriller, spiritual noir, sweeps across remarkable locations as several worlds collide in a tumultuous climax.
The Dragon Cometh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Fifty visceral poems complimented by fifty vivid images, crafted over three decades of love, hate, despair, death, travel and triumph. Encompassing exploration and misadventures across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, the poems also look optimistically forward while covering issues such as cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence and spirituality.
Dark Days Have The Brightest Light
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature, Poetry » Spiritual
A 32-poem homage to the human spirit, nature and all those helping to bring light into this world. Written out of a need to inspire and go beyond the despair and loneliness we all feel, the poetry collection carries an optimistically pervasive message that wherever people are, they are not alone as well as the belief that despite the turmoil we face, our species will ultimately prevail.
Women, This Is What Men Think
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
Women, men, are we so different? No, yes, it depends! If you want the partner you deserve, demand it! This book is part humorous, part self-help, all real and 100% love and serenity. Part of a two-part series, this book attempts to help shed some light on that delightfully murky subject of what men think. Prepare yourself Women, This Is What Men Think.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Epic, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
Do you feel alone? Do you feel like you don’t exist? Are you singular? If yes, then welcome. Your time has come.
Time Is Not Linear
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Epic, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Bursting with the radiance of 101 original poems and 57 personal photographs, Time Is Not Linear celebrates a third of a century of living in the forefront and shadows of this joyous world, not to mention a myriad of distinctive encounters with incredible people from every corner of the beautiful place humans call, 'Earth'. All this is wrapped sumptuously in a glorious cover created by Ting Huang.
Corruption Isn't Sexy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,370. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
What happens when a vivacious multitalented fashion model muse reunites with her humorous activist financial investor of a boyfriend in a bustling New York? Life and carnage! Corruption Isn't Sexy is the stunning debut novella from exciting writer provocateur, Kehinde Sonola, which delves unabashedly into the underbelly of the modelling and financial investment industry.
Unfinished Glory Unedited Hope
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places, Poetry » Spiritual
It is the early 2000s, a time of great upheaval whether it be the coming of the new millennium, 9-11 or an ever growing gap between the world's Haves and Have Nots. Yet, through various journeys, the poet is uplifted by the constant discovery of earnestness, love and the unwillingness of good people to rest. The collection spans three years worth of work covering travels across 3 continents.
Sheer Poetry
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Sheer Poetry features the first twelve years worth of work from poet, Kehinde Sonola. Spanning the years 1989 to 2000, it represents the perspectives and hopes of a child and adolescent as they view their local surroundings and the world at large in a time of great cultural and technological change. Human character, nature, and travel are other major themes covered by a variety of joyful poems.
Swan Song Alley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
The death of love, the birth of hope and redemption are difficult to truly encapsulate with words yet Swan Song Alley gives voice to these issues. Poems such as Kaciukas, Character and Oblivion analyse what it means to love, befriend, hurt and die in today's world.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places
Inspired by travels across Asia as well as encounters with a multitude of amazing people, Rededicated is a homage to all those who have ever been counted as down and out. Spirituality, human connection, the ever changing face of the planet and the effects of its inhabitants upon it are all explored within 25 challengingly concise poems.
Life With More Vision
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Places, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Life With More Vision is a mark of transition that examines changing surroundings, society and a young person's widening awareness of life’s gifts. The final poem, Rise of the Twilight Dragon, epitomises the book's celebration of exploration and travel across this expansive world as well as the rich culture bursting from within it.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
Inspired by the 2012 American Presidential Election, featuring President Barack Obama and Mr. Mitt Romney, Election - Issues of Red & Blue is a seriously humorous delight of a poetry book featuring 20 poems which encapsulate the message that no matter where you are on the planet, your voice matters.
Observations. Stories About Society.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Six insightful and powerful tales about society's tapestry and how we are all interwoven in its fabric. The Man With The Bag; The Bridge; We Are All Brothers and Sisters; Predator On A Train; Island Mentality; and Sex Doesn't Equal Love - each story delves into and explores unique situations and relationships shared between characters we have all come across in life, be they ourselves or others.
Klosophy: A lifetime of observation & engagement.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Klosophy has been described as a philosophy book. However, the author calls it a life book that is not necessary for everyone but is for everyone. Indeed Klosophy is a work that will make you smile, laugh, cringe, cry and by the end of it feel peace and enlivened. It is a lifetime's worth of teachings, comments and observations which all people can recognise and relate to.
A Wealth Of Memory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A poetry book homage to the unbreakable human spirit, which withstands society's barrage and constantly seeks a true oneness with the Universe. A Wealth Of Memory is dedicated to this planet and its inhabitants and is ultimately a hopeful tome concerned with finding that balance within and without or in other words, Serenity.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kehinde Sonola

  • Caught in the Act on June 21, 2014

    A very powerful short story with an engaging plot that will have you rushing frantically and excitedly to finish it. It certainly whets the appetite for J. Ellyne's The Fair and Fey series.
  • EmSAT English Achieve on Dec. 05, 2018

    This is a brilliantly written piece of academic text, which succinctly aids learners' feel and understanding of what the EmSAT English exam entails. I would highly recommend it for all students and their teachers as an essential part of their study plan for this exam.