Information Center: Book, 2007

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Mariano L. De Castro, Maria Luisa De la Calle
January 1, 2007

Description of what life was like during the Spanish colonization and the effects of colonialism on Equatorial Guinea.

Rosemarie Skaine
November 8, 2007

In Africa, women leaders have a strong legacy. Female pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, queens and queen mothers have reigned throughout contemporary Africa, and women across the continent have led modern liberation movements.This book's wide-ranging examination of African women leaders focuses especially on women in elected or appointed national government positions. The author provides an extensive analysis of the progress made by women leaders in each individual country, as well as an overall analysis of the historical role of women in African governments. In addition, the book offers in-depth profiles of eleven women in high office, including current Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Mozambique prime minister Luisa Diogo.

Robert I. Rotberg
August 1, 2007

Repressive regimes tyrannize their own citizens and threaten global stability and order. These repositories of evil systematically oppress their own people, deny human rights and civil liberties, limit personal freedom, and suppress economic opportunity. Worst of the Worst identifies and characterizes the world's most odious states, singling out those few that are aggressive beyond their own borders and can hence be characterized as rogue states. Equatorial Guinea is profiled in the book.

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
June 2, 2007

The author attempts to answer the following question: ʺWhy are American, European, and Asian oil companies enthusiastically committing tens of billions of dollars of long-term investment to the Gulf of Guinea's failing states, which are characterized by ruthless elites, recurrent warfare, and some of the world's most detrimental development practices?ʺ In attempting to answer this question, the author analyzes the relationship that world powers have with countries such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigera and what such partnerships look like.

Marvin A Lewis
February 2, 2007

This book details the specific authors contributes to literature to songs of freedom, which in many ways facilitate their idenitity in relation to the recent colonialism and dictatorship's that Equatorial Guinea has faced.

John Ghazvinian
April 9, 2007

With the advent of oil-rich African countries, this book examines the consequences that such a discovery has on the countries, while similarly detailing the extent to which kleptocracy and corruption has gripped some states. The author takes a trip into various countries, such as Equatorial Guinea, and details it within his book.

David S Fick
April 1, 2007

Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.

Marvin A. Lewis
June 29, 2007

To a literature of transition songs of freedom in which authors reflect on their identity within the context of recent colonialism and dictatorship. An Introduction to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea is the first book-length critical study of this literature, a multigenre analysis encompassing fifty years of poetry, drama, essays, and prose fiction. Marvin A. Lewis provides an accessible introduction to the work of central writers in a new area of literary study and includes the most exhaustive and up-to-date bibliography available on the subject. This is a groundbreaking work that broadens our understanding of African literature and will be the bedrock for future studies of this Hispanic corner of Africa.

Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo and Michael Ugarte
January 1, 2007

Set during the last years of Spanish rule in Equatorial Guinea, Shadows of Your Black Memory presents the voice of a young African man reflecting on his childhood. Through the idealistic eyes of the nameless protagonist, Donato Ndongo portrays the cultural conflicts between Africa and Spain, ancestral worship competing with Catholicism, and tradition giving way to modernity. The backdrop of a nation moving toward a troubled independence parallels the young man’s internal struggle to define his own identity.

Marie-Soleil Frère
January 1, 2007

"This in-depth investigation of the role that local news media play in Central African conflicts combines theoretical analysis with case studies from nine African countries: Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.

Each case study presents a comprehensive discussion of media influences during the various conflicts that have spread in the region, as well as their impact on the peace process. Enriching the exploration, a chapter by Jean-Paul Marthoz (former director of information at Human Rights Watch) focuses on the ways in which the media in the global north cover crises on the African continent."

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