Godfrey Nkongolo is a doctoral student in political science with extensive experience working in international and community development in Tanzania. He is passionate about showing the world that although the widely-known story of Africa is one of despair, Africa also has a message of hope. His book Light A Candle, written with Eric Walters, is part of his life mission to promote that positive message. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario with his family. Light a Candle is a dual language English and Swahili picture book inspired by the founding of Tanzania. The story weaves nonfiction with fiction to tell the story of a boy coming of age in the shadow of Kilimanjaro.