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The author of this book looks forward to assert the existence of a type of literature emerging in Equatorial Guinea.
Poetry collection about the people, culture and traditions of Equatorial Guinea.
An important book that's becoming an indispensable theoretical and practical guide for teachers of the African novel and indeed of African literature in general.
Short but substantial collection (39 stories) of Fang people's traditional stories of Equatorial Guinea, collected during the month of September 2000 by José Elá.
"Foam Voices" is the first book of poems published by Ciriaco Bokesa Napo. Although this is his first book, it is mature because of his internal struggles which enable him to cross forbidden borders and demystify his own life through the lives of others.
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.
In 2004, Nick du Toit confessed to an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea. But du Toit and his co-conspirators had no interest in democratic change, only in the country's oil. In this book, Adam Roberts shows how the coup is part of a new scramble for control of Africa, a continent rich in natural resources.
"This book is a journey through the endless patrimony of oral poetry in Equatorial Guinea, and the universe of beliefs and traditions that gave rise to it. Today, as in many other places, the tradition is threatened by the unstoppable advance of other cultural forms."
In the surrounding area of the airport of Bata, two adolescent guineanos earn some money helping the passengers with their packages. One day Mba Abyss and his cousin are found with a much more tempting load: two hogs that were going to be loaded in an airplane and that, after being freed of their tyings, leave in stampede. Both youths, incited by hunger and the lack of so many good things in life, chase after them. But the owner of the pigs, a powerful person with various soldiers at his service, frustrates its capture, and as punishment, obliges both boys to get onto the plane. Thus begins the trip of the protagonists toward Malabo, the capital of the country, a place that they have never visited and where they are without family members or anyone who knows of their whereabouts. To their surprise, they come to find, that in complicated circumstances, they find their first loves.
The Word and the Memory collects the unedited writings (essays, stories, poems, and plays) of Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Justo Bolekia Boleká, Joaquín Mbomio, César Mba Abogo, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Guillermina Mekuy, José Siale Djangany, Maximiliano Nkogo, Recaredo Silebo Boturu and Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba.