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August 15, 2014

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) is a day dedicated to children’s poetry. This day is celebrated on the first Saturday of October. WoChiPoDa was founded by Gloria D. Gonsalves (children may call her Auntie Glo) as part of her efforts to instil the love of poetry to young people.

More about how to celebrate WoChiPoDa, visit Instructions on website are in English, German and Swahili languages.
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Published on August 15, 2014 02:37 • 34 views

July 21, 2014

As much as one would love to keep a record of smooth sailings in life, fortunately the road is full of twists and turns. Whether it is personal or global humanitarian crises, you will have a share of yours to weep for. Those trying moments teach us to desire greatness in ourselves and wider humanity.

This poetry book "Mists of Sense Require Fierce Poesy" dares you to emerge with a kind heart: despite the thickness of the mist, the pride you will have displayed, the tears you will have shed, the rants you will have made, the fierce poems you will have written and winning attitudes you will have dared. Because everything about you is perfect.

Watch the book trailer:

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Published on July 21, 2014 13:12 • 23 views

April 1, 2014

Danloria is a forest located in the seven hills of Germania. Not everyone in Germania knows about the forest. Stan is a little boy who enjoyed visits to the forest with his father. One day, his dad fell sick, and Stan was led to the forest without his father by wise Fern. It was during this adventure that their friendship was sealed.

For this trailer we used some of the illustrations by children who contributed to the book. Enjoy watching from below link!
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Published on April 01, 2014 13:19 • 32 views

June 7, 2013

"A Moment With Nature" is a poem I wrote celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June 2013. To read further click here

Let nature be your teacher. Enjoy!
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Published on June 07, 2013 09:41 • 89 views

April 18, 2013

If a man can love pretty girls without being looked upon weird, why is it odd when the same man like pretty flowers?

Click below to indulge yourself on this matter.
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Published on April 18, 2013 11:44 • 51 views

April 2, 2013

Swahili Folklore A Compilation of Animal Facts, Folktales, Nursery Rhymes and Songs by Gloria D. GonsalvesToday 2nd April is International Children’s Book Day. ICBD is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books and their role in a child’s development.

I am celebrating this day by offering a free copy of my children's book Swahili Folklore.

Click below to follow/participate in the contest.
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Published on April 02, 2013 09:41 • 155 views

March 17, 2013

Song Of Sahel by Niamh CluneI did not know of the existing project Song of Sahel until I came across a Facebook link that led me to a website. On IUeMag site I read an article written by Dr. Niamh Clune. As I read further one sentence stood out – “Are we listening? Do we care, or are we, as a globe, suffering from compassion fatigue? Malnourished children do not cry out; they die in silence.” The article ended with a call for submission on the following:

those who have; those who have not
those who dream; those who do not
those who consume world resources; those who have nothing
those who complain about rain; those who die for rain

This call was one I did not want to miss out. It presented an opportunity to fulfil a wish of supporting humanitarian related projects with my literary activities. Inspired by a call for showing solidarity to children and mothers facing harsh life in the region of Sahel, I submitted three poems titled “Come Rain or Not”, “The Dream Skyline” and “Have & Have-Nots”. Almost two months later, an anthology was born consisting of poetry, art, music and photography. All proceeds of this collection will go to SOS Sahel.

For further information about this project visit

I urge you all to show support by buying this anthology. May your giving heart continue to be!
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Published on March 17, 2013 09:22 • 72 views