WoChiPoDa To See Yet Another Year in Tanzania

After continuously hosting vibrant poetry events, once again poets in Dar es Salaam seize the opportunity to honour another exceptional affair, the second World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) at the famous readership, Soma Book Cafe, at 53 Mlingotini Circle, Regent Estate. Wochipoda, under hands of...

WoChiPoDa 2016: Available in 9 Languages Plus Free Poster

Remember that small initiative and my labour of love for poetry? The WoChiPoDa website is now available in nine languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili and Spanish). Videos are still in the making so stay tuned for that. I'm full of gratitude...

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2015

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) was founded in 2014, when author and poet Gloria D. Gonsalves decided to act on an idea she had while walking through the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. First, she considered it a poem prompt; however, the mysterious, tall,...

Who is Auntie Glo?

Children, Auntie Glo is from Tanzania and now lives in the town of Koenigswinter, Germany. She has written three children’s books: a collection of Swahili tales, songs and facts about wild animals; a collection of diamond poems; and a story about a little boy who...

APC Celebrating WoChiPoDa 2014 With Falcon Orphanage

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) maiden celebration was on Saturday, 4 October 2014. Together with the Tanzanian poet and founder of Arusha Poetry Club (APC), Mr. George Kyomushula, we organised an event for children in Arusha, Tanzania. I could not make it to Arusha and...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Fairies and Witches

This poem was first published by "Naturewriting" Him: What are you staring at? She: Look, isn’t that beautiful? Him: They are indeed pretty mushrooms. She: No, they are not mushrooms. Him: Say what? She: They are apartments where fairies live. It’s a fairies complex. She: Look at that. Him: I see it. She: It’s...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Tickled Earth

Guess what? It’s not only in autumn season that the Earth laughs. Throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter, the soggy ground is all smiles. If you care to look, the Earth giggles by sprouting wild, strange, colourful and non-colorful mushrooms. Have you spotted or collected...

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2014

Idea is born A photo by Paulo Coelho from one of his Saturday walks had a caption “Nature teaches more than philosophical books”. That is what exactly happened during a walk I took in the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. It was Sunday, 25...