My Global Call – Africa Is Not What You Know

It all became clear in August 2012, the day I wrote pages 21-22 of my recently published book “The Wisdom Huntress”. Under the article titled “Are We?” are reflections about my motherland continent Africa. I questioned so many things, all around the notion of African...

AuthorHouse March’s Challenge Winner

I am certainly no Fifty Shades of Grey best-seller, however I did try my mild wild thoughts at a 100 word fictional story (drabble) contest. “Last month we asked you to write a ‘drabble’ focusing on precision and brevity. We had an overwhelming response with around...

Thank You to All Children Artists

Today I want to do one thing - be grateful. My three published children’s books would not have been complete without all the children who participated by contributing illustrations and in one particular book with Swahili stories. It was and still is my intention to inspire...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: I’d Be Happy To Be Your Autumn Dream

First published by Naturewriting.com   I'd be happy to be your autumn tree. To show you my true colours, to talk with you through the wind, to trim the trees for you with my pretty leaves, to awe your sight with my vibrant colours, to cushion the ground for you with my...

International Women’s Day 2014: Inspiring Change

Saturday, 8 March 2014 saw worldwide celebration of International Women's Day, with a theme to inspire change.Women, men and children took part in different activities to celebrate women. My honour of this day and it's theme began with reflections about myself as a person. What...

Book Trailer: Danloria – The Secret Forest of Germania

Most blockbusters movies have a trailer. So why not apply the same concept when promoting a book in order to let the potential reader gain valuable insight into the book’s content, while ultimately supporting the author in reaching a broader audience? Thanks to LoewenHerz-Creative™ founded...

I am Child of Tanzania (A Poem)

First published in When Women Waken, Winter-Spring 2014 – Issue 4 Blood of my ancestors speak, that I am wisdom within. History from Olduvai Gorge, that I am knowledge of evolution. Unbroken caldera Ngorongoro, that I am the wonder within. Our elephant is largest on land, that I have power to leap forward. Great...

A Haughty Woman

First published in When Women Waken, Winter-Spring 2014 – Issue 4 Listen to the poem  A Haughty Woman My wide hips dance to melodious tones of my tight thighs I am a soprano of unique creation. My lips sing a song of praise about a  mouth whose thick flesh I naturally possess. My chest comforts young and old as...

Different Faces – Stages of Life

I support the effort of a musical artist Genda, who invited various individuals, from different walks of Life, to portray the vision of Different Faces track from the album “Follow My Footsteps”. The idea is to receive and relay this message in different perspectives. We are...

It’s Not a Silence

*This poem was inspired after having read the book Quiet, by Susan Cain. Being an introverted person, it is a celebration to see a movement revolutionising the quiet. Happily, I feel weird no more for finding tranquillity in a place such as graveyard. It's not a...

AuthorHouse Guest Blog – Gloria D. Gonsalves Gets Back to Nature

Most readers might know me predominantly as poetry and children’s author. Well, that is not entirely true. I have been nature writing for over a year and had no idea. (…)Many of you perceive nature writing to be boring, at times scientific and therefore not always...

Everyone Is A Star, a Speech

*My writings have been inspired by encounters with many blessed human beings – parents who spent time with a child drawing, a child who drew what would become part of my book, colleagues who encouraged me through purchases of my books, loving souls with different...

Mwalimu & Madiba (A Poem)

*For us Tanzanians the passing away of Nelson Mandela is a reminder of the valiant efforts made by Julius Kambarage Nyerere to support Mandela in freeing South Africa from the apartheid system of racial segregation. Mama Africa's heart grieves for her two fallen legacies. One gone in October...