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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 www.wochipoda.com. Instructions on website are in English, German and Swahili languages.
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Published on August 15, 2014 02:37 • 8 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: http://youtu.be/typxyApaHUA

More at http://www.amazon.com/Mists-Sense-Req...
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Published on July 21, 2014 13:12 • 12 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!

http://www.auntieglo.com/blog/book-tr...
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Published on April 01, 2014 13:19 • 23 views

September 20, 2013

Danloria: The Secret Forest of Germania

Visit this link http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Prod... and click on Google Preview and indulge yourself with first 10 pages of my new children's book.

“Danloria” follows the adventures of a little boy called Stan, who frequents the mythical forest with his father. One terrible day, Stan’s father becomes very ill and cannot take Stan on a walk through the forest. While gazing out of the window, Stan sees a fern in his yard. The fern calls for Stan to follow him to a wonderful party in the forest. Young readers will learn right along with Stan as Fern teaches him about different plants from around the world.

Enjoy!
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Published on September 20, 2013 06:27 • 60 views

August 29, 2013

Authors in Africa (AiA) was created with the intention to unite writers (of all genres) of African origins. Here, African authors get to spotlight themselves, their works, their experiences and their achievements. It is also a conducive platform for writers who aren’t yet authors, because book agents across Africa are here with their portfolios and requirements, ready to represent first-time authors and usher them into the world of publishing.

As a published author who is less known in her mother continent Africa, I was elated to have had an interview with AiA. Read more at http://authorsinafrica.com/tanzanian-...
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Published on August 29, 2013 13:19 • 43 views

July 30, 2013

In this article I discuss a new possible inspiration for movies: poetry. After all, modern films are based on everything from video and board games to amusement park rides. Why not poetry too? Read further at
http://www.authorhouse.net/author-adv...
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Published on July 30, 2013 02:03 • 41 views • Tags: movie-producer, poetry, poetry-movie

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
http://www.auntieglo.com/poems/a-mome...

Let nature be your teacher. Enjoy!
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Published on June 07, 2013 09:41 • 78 views

April 29, 2013

"In honor of the many poets outside of the United States who are participating in NaPoWriMo, Gloria Gonsalves (originally from Tanzania and now living in Germany) has suggested that we try writing poems that contain at least five words in other languages."

Click below to see my take on the prompt (gulp).

http://www.auntieglo.com/poems/the-li...
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Published on April 29, 2013 13:13 • 42 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.

http://www.gloria-gonsalves.com/2012/...
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Published on April 18, 2013 11:44 • 33 views

April 4, 2013

Even with the identity crisis of this spring season, where winter seem not to know when to stop and spring when to start, nature is making a statement through her trees - we know who we are regardless of season expectations.

Read more on below link.

http://www.gloria-gonsalves.com/2013/...
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Published on April 04, 2013 09:42 • 31 views