January 16, 2020

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. Mostly were from Katandala Orphanage Center and some from the neighborhood. The day’s program began…

October 9, 2019

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 song? Does a strange wizard in the green forest…

September 3, 2018

Can an albino cow possess abilities to be admired by other cows? In “Jai the Albino Cow: Jai Ng’ombe Zeruzeru” (published by AuthorHouse UK) by Gloria D. Gonsalves, an albino cow named Jai struggling with acceptance earns the respect of her village through her special abilities. The book features both English and Swahili text. The…

February 1, 2018

Lamellia: The Wicked Queen by Gloria D. Gonsalves is first and foremost a beautiful metaphor of our world and of the acceptance or rejection of difference… Everything in this captivating story will help parents reveal to their children the importance of showing kindness, following rules and understanding the consequences of one’s actions, whether you are…

August 8, 2017

Poetry as one of the literature genres has the potential to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. WoChiPoDa as an initiative is one potential tool to contribute towards this global goal. Because poetry can be a valuable tool in enhancing speaking, listening…

October 19, 2016

Munich, Saturday 1 October 2016 Saturday 1 October 2016, saw the first ever WoChiPoDa (Welt-Kinder-Gedichte-Tag) celebrations in Germany. The event, which took place at EineWeltHaus in Munich, was organised by Diana Mac Omolo through the guidance of the WoChiPoDa founder Gloria D. Gonsalves under the theme “Free Your Creativity!”. The day’s programme aimed at bringing…

October 14, 2016

Do you know what happens when mushrooms raise a human child? The answer can be found in my new book Lamellia: The Kingdom of Mushrooms. Lamellia tells a story of a human baby found alone in the kingdom of mushrooms. The arrival of the baby changes the life of entire kingdom. The King declares himself…

October 12, 2016

Dar es Salaam, Friday 7 October 2016   Friday, 7 October 2016 saw the annual World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) celebrations taking place a second time in Tanzania. The event took place at Soma Book Cafe, Dar es Salaam. It was organised by poet Gonsalves Mpili and with support from a dedicated organising committee. Thirty…

July 19, 2016

A poem is playing with many words which gives many giggles after a happy day or not so happy day. ~ Gloria D. Gonsalves Goal 4 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Quality Education. Poetry can contribute to relevant skills of reading and writing. Poetry can teach children in a way that prose can’t. A…