Author Details Muslim Ex-Boyfriend's Role in Shaping Her Views about 9/11 in New Poetic Memoir

" In a new poetry book, an author credits her Muslim ex-boyfriend with how she handled the country's backlash against the Muslim community after 9/11. "

(1888PressRelease) August 20, 2014 -Tayo Oredein, an author and model from Jamaica Queens, NY recently published her first book, "His PhD is in Hypocrisy…And Other Poems about My Crappy Ex-Boyfriend". It is a memoir of sorts; a collection of poems chronicling the ups and downs, differences and the dissolution of one of her key relationships. Despite their interracial backgrounds (she is black and he is white & Palestinian) and interreligious upbringings (she is Christian to his Muslim), she thought they could and would create a beautiful life together. However that didn't happen.

Reeling from the bad breakup, she turned to writing in order to get past the ordeal. Through an assortment of poems- some short, some funny, some angry, are about the love, frustration, and heartbreak, spanning from their first date to their bitter breakup, and a little beyond. She ends with a poem about 9/11, and reveals how her relationship with the ex helped her handle one of the darkest days in U.S. history.

"From love to heartbreak, tragedy to triumph, Tayo Oredein takes her readers on a wild ride through some of today's challenges our social lifestyle poses," says Michael T. Lyle, Jr, News Reporter/Writer for AM 1220 WQUN Radio. "In the post -9/11 environment, Tayo makes good on her first penned novel by showing us her creative side in which she not only manages to overcome the tragic events of that somber day, but by also proving through even in the most trying of times, hate and rage are no match for love and hope. A must-read for anyone seeking inspiration in times of despair and uncertainty." 

Published by Gynarchy, the book is currently available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats and should be an enjoyable read even for those who are not fans of poetry. "Four stars it is, and highly recommended," said Jim Bennett, of the Kindle Book Review. "This is an easy work to read and appreciate". 

Tayo Oredein is a writer from Jamaica, Queens NY and a graduate from Wellesley College, Hunter College (CUNY) and soon-to-be Rutgers University. She models and acts as well. This is her first book.

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