Pandemic Journal: 5 Things That Brought Me Joy in April

A reminder about small things of the present moment Photo by Silvio Zimmermann on Pixabay In Germany, we were in the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic since March 13. April was the peak month for me; that is almost a month since...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 30: The Return Of The Rose

Today’s prompt is to write about something that returns. This poem is about returning of the rose as a flower, metaphor, victuals, and wisdom. Today marks the end of Na/GloPoWrimo. Thank you, Maureen, and all the poets, for inspiring the infinite weaving of the...

A Letter To Anyone In Isolation Feeling Gloomy or in Grief

I joined Letters Live in their #ReadALetter campaign by writing and reading a letter to anyone in isolation, to add a bit of sunshine in their life. The letter focus is on the dandelion flower because it reminds us that even though considered a weed...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Early Bird: The Wilderness of Our Old Life

The early bird prompt challenges to write a poem about a favorite bird. This is a free verse Puente as a socially isolated wild turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the third this yearmy friends pranced into hidingin the far fields of isolation. ~a place where...

Essay: Why You Should Read Children’s Books

Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash Contrary to the industry categorization of literature to define various types of fictions, including children’s books, nobody is writing for children only. As an avid reader of children’s books, I would prefer if the...

Essay: Is Life Really Fragile?

Photo by Pitsch on Pixabay In the past weeks, I heard one particular clichéd sentence so often that I was prompted to reflect on it. Prior to this reflection, I don’t recall ever using it and be assured that the reason is...

Essay: Have You Created Love In The Kitchen Yet?

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” ― Alan D. Wolfelt Have you created love in the kitchen yet? If yes, do you still go there to seek it? If not, did you break it there? I...

Poem: Until Your Legacy Is Sanctified

Photo by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay You went to church to seek God and founda tempting hell, pulling your mind to unholy placesexcept the altar where his only son lives crucified. An aching heart goes where others kneel to wail. Inside the holy place, pain sees perfection...

Book Launch Event: Jai The Albino Cow (Jai Ng’ombe Zeruzeru)

The book launch invitation card On Saturday, 7 August 2019, together with a fellow Tanzanian writer, Justine Kakoko, we held a book launch event for my bilingual book 'Jai The Albino Cow: Jai Ng'ombe Zeruzeru' in Sumbawanga, Tanzania. The event was attended by thirty-three children....

New Book Release: Lamellia, The Wizard in the Forest

Can a song save a kingdom? When King Polipoli discovers his wife caused the sickness of his child and the weakness of other members of the Lamellia Kingdom, he imprisons her. But is Queen Nobilia really guilty after all? What is the mystery of her sad...

Poetry Movie: Pangani Ritual

[embed width="560" height="315"]https://vimeo.com/363042193[/embed] Cleanse your miseries from winter abroad. Caress your feet with sands of Pangani. Wash your exhaustion with palm breezes. Radiate your skin through salty encounters. Bathe your tongue with coconut water. Play seek and hide with hermit crabs. Ornate your pride with a...