Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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I am a child of Tanzania

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Blood of my ancestors speak
that I am wisdom within.

History from Olduvai Gorge
that I am knowledge of evolution.

Unbroken caldera Ngorongoro
that I am the wonder within.

Our elephant is largest on land
that I have power to leap forward.

Great lakes of East Africa
that I am source of greatness.

Mighty height of Kilimanjaro
that I am tall as I want to be.

Cave paintings of Kondoa Irangi
that I am a timeless artist.

Maasai, Makonde or Ndengereko
that I am a vision of unique beauty.

Crowned with mixed tribal wealth
that I am rich of diverse cultures.

The spicy fragrances from Zanzibar
that I am an essence for tolerance.

The Hehe and Ngoni warriors
that I am a brave and strong soul.

Ghosts of long gone slavery
that I am free of imposed limitations.

Tales depicted in Swahili fables
that I am a lexicon of many lessons.

Like Jumbe, Karume or Nyerere
that I am spirit of sacred change.

Born and raised in homeland
that I am a child of Tanzania.

Gloria D. Gonsalves

Featured Poem:

A Haughty Woman

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My wide hips dance
to melodious tones
of my tight thighs.
I am a soprano
of unique creation.

My lips sing
a song of praise
about a mouth
whose thick flesh
I naturally possess.

My chest comforts
young and old
as they weep hard
on soft wellness
of my big twos.

I possess not
the imposed numbers
86-61-86
but look a lot sexier
in my natural curves.

Oh!
Look at you
feeling all upset
about my pride.
Try be yourself.

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Biography

Gloria D. Gonsalves is a creative writer and founder of World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa), an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry in young people. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines, platforms and journals. Occasionally, she writes opinion pieces for newspapers.

Her literary works aim at supporting humanitarian related projects and creativity in others, especially children, by having them participate through drawings or stories. Her aspiration is to see more writers give back as profiled at Read A Book, Make A Difference (RABMAD).

Gloria’s mission as a writer is in paving the way for those seeking creativity in writing without paying attention to societal expectations. You might find her in unexpected spaces because she sees it as her job to show aspiring writers that possibilities exist. She does not procrastinate or allow man-made excuses such as it is not African. Even if it is not, she will be the African in it.

She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Sciences, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Tourism Marketing and a Diploma (S.A.C Dip) in Professional Proofreading and Editing.

Gloria is from Tanzania, has lived in Ireland and currently resides in Germany.

You can find her online at www.auntieglo.com

Gloria D. Gonsalves

Biography

Gloria D. Gonsalves is a creative writer and founder of World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa), an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry in young people. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines, platforms and journals. Occasionally, she writes opinion pieces for newspapers.

Her literary works aim at supporting humanitarian related projects and creativity in others, especially children, by having them participate through drawings or stories. Her aspiration is to see more writers give back as profiled at Read A Book, Make A Difference (RABMAD).

Gloria’s mission as a writer is in paving the way for those seeking creativity in writing without paying attention to societal expectations. You might find her in unexpected spaces because she sees it as her job to show aspiring writers that possibilities exist. She does not procrastinate or allow man-made excuses such as it is not African. Even if it is not, she will be the African in it.

She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Sciences, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Tourism Marketing and a Diploma (S.A.C Dip) in Professional Proofreading and Editing.

Gloria is from Tanzania, has lived in Ireland and currently resides in Germany.

You can find her online at www.auntieglo.com

I am a child of Tanzania

Enlarge poem

Blood of my ancestors speak
that I am wisdom within.

History from Olduvai Gorge
that I am knowledge of evolution.

Unbroken caldera Ngorongoro
that I am the wonder within.

Our elephant is largest on land
that I have power to leap forward.

Great lakes of East Africa
that I am source of greatness.

Mighty height of Kilimanjaro
that I am tall as I want to be.

Cave paintings of Kondoa Irangi
that I am a timeless artist.

Maasai, Makonde or Ndengereko
that I am a vision of unique beauty.

Crowned with mixed tribal wealth
that I am rich of diverse cultures.

The spicy fragrances from Zanzibar
that I am an essence for tolerance.

The Hehe and Ngoni warriors
that I am a brave and strong soul.

Ghosts of long gone slavery
that I am free of imposed limitations.

Tales depicted in Swahili fables
that I am a lexicon of many lessons.

Like Jumbe, Karume or Nyerere
that I am spirit of sacred change.

Born and raised in homeland
that I am a child of Tanzania.

Featured Poem:

A Haughty Woman

Enlarge poem

My wide hips dance
to melodious tones
of my tight thighs.
I am a soprano
of unique creation.

My lips sing
a song of praise
about a mouth
whose thick flesh
I naturally possess.

My chest comforts
young and old
as they weep hard
on soft wellness
of my big twos.

I possess not
the imposed numbers
86-61-86
but look a lot sexier
in my natural curves.

Oh!
Look at you
feeling all upset
about my pride.
Try be yourself.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (11)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (1)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (3)
  • Reflection (4)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (1)
  • Fear (1)
  • Jubilation (6)

I am a child of Tanzania

Enlarge poem

Blood of my ancestors speak
that I am wisdom within.

History from Olduvai Gorge
that I am knowledge of evolution.

Unbroken caldera Ngorongoro
that I am the wonder within.

Our elephant is largest on land
that I have power to leap forward.

Great lakes of East Africa
that I am source of greatness.

Mighty height of Kilimanjaro
that I am tall as I want to be.

Cave paintings of Kondoa Irangi
that I am a timeless artist.

Maasai, Makonde or Ndengereko
that I am a vision of unique beauty.

Crowned with mixed tribal wealth
that I am rich of diverse cultures.

The spicy fragrances from Zanzibar
that I am an essence for tolerance.

The Hehe and Ngoni warriors
that I am a brave and strong soul.

Ghosts of long gone slavery
that I am free of imposed limitations.

Tales depicted in Swahili fables
that I am a lexicon of many lessons.

Like Jumbe, Karume or Nyerere
that I am spirit of sacred change.

Born and raised in homeland
that I am a child of Tanzania.

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