POEM: That Place Where Rarity Is (in English & Swahili)

Today, Tanzanians are celebrating Independence Day (Siku ya Uhuru). I wrote a poem using anaphora, as a devotion to my country of birth. Each line is intended to read as a slogan. Tanzania is more than what you know! THAT PLACE WHERE RARITY IS Tanzania is Kitulo,...

Why A Writer Doesn’t Have To Be A Speaker

In January 2017, Sonne Magazine approached me as a contributor to consider attending the Moving Women Empowerment Conference 2017. I was offered to select a topic area and speak. After consideration, I responded "I prefer to engage in writing than speaking. Also, I would like...

WoChiPoDa 2017: Available in 10 Languages Plus Free Posters

Poetry as one of the literature genres has the potential to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. WoChiPoDa as an initiative is one potential tool to contribute towards this global goal. Because...

New Book Release: Let’s Go Dancing in the Light

​ ​"Thoughtful and spiritually intoxicating, Let’s Go Dancing in the Light: A Collection of Poetry and Prose for Soul and Spirit by Gloria D. Gonsalves is a compendium of both poems and essays designed to intoxicate the soul with lofty and pious thoughts...

Poem: Nature in Deed for World Environment Day 2017

Each living and non-living is a network of the obvious and non-obvious artwork with a deed to sustain human handiwork as a bequest to accept our responsibility. Start listening to the sounds of birds river waves rocking stones to words winds conversing with nature guards the network exists to grant tranquillity. Copyright ©...

Project: Akili Reading Club

I had this idea, to start a children's library in my other home country Tanzania. According to the BIG MAGIC by Elisabeth Gilbert, an idea will find someone who is willing to implement it. However, if you procrastinate, someday it will leave to find someone...