November 12, 2022

For nineteen years, I have been a creative writer. I have written fiction and educational books for children and adults. I have also written poetry anthologies and been multi-published on various platforms and periodicals. Additionally, I held various positions in the corporate world that taught me writing for business. Now I am ready to serve…

March 17, 2023

A week ago, I attended the sixtieth Bologna Children’s Books Fair. The fair was a four-day event from Monday, 6 to Thursday, 9 March 2023, and I participated on Wednesday and Thursday. Even though wisdom has it that the fair is not worthwhile for self-published authors, I desired the experience of visiting a book fair…

January 16, 2023

In December 2022 and January 2023, I had an opportunity to donate books to the Tanzania Library Service Board (TLSB) through the Kilimanjaro Regional Library. For writers in the diaspora, one way to reach readers at home is to represent each other at events or walk-ins at institutions, as I did. I am grateful to…

December 11, 2022

A tautogram poem is a poem where all words in the poem begin with the same letter. I picked the letter C to highlight festive things that collectively mark the arrival of December. This writing is my first attempt at this form, and I hope it reads like a poem. Clocks crispy chimesChris-tmas!Chris-tmas! crochetingcozy crafts…

December 7, 2022

Hello! Below are some of my writings related to the holiday season. Happy holidays and thank you for stopping by my writing wall. Simply click on the bolded titles. Festive Nostalgia For A Tanzanian Christmas. An Igby Prize for Nonfiction essay on Tanzanian Christmas. A Season’s Prayer. A poem and prayer. December Spirit. A poem….

November 12, 2022

KILIMANJARO Kilimanjaro:the snow dances with summer,in the savanna. REACHING FOR HEAVEN Reaching for heaven:no fog or smog can detera standing mountain. DISROBING Night in misty cloak,the moon disrobes the mountainin the bed of stars. *First published on Vocal Media

November 9, 2022

The wind walks in gently at firstcoaxing leaves to fall at their own will.Like a lover pacing for the climax,it drowns the trees in kissing thirst. And soon, the still November attainsthe sacred nudity of the trees—after invoking the saints as if not fallen,and the fallen as if not saints. My eyes worship and the…

September 2, 2022

Bless you, my child,for the arduous journeyout of my womb. As you enter this world,may the cups and bowlsbe ready to comfort youin times of sorrowand those of malady— for the remedy shall beneither your mother’s milknor your father’s coffee,neither your sister’s teanor your brother’s wine,neither your grandmother’s sherrynor your grandfather’s beer. Your comfort and…

August 31, 2022

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2022 is on Saturday, 1 October. Besides the nationwide poetry competition we ran in Tanzania, we invite all children to participate through poetry writing. As is tradition, this year’s theme is water. Parents, guardians, and teachers are encouraged to allow children below ten years to participate. You can celebrate in…