Information Center: Literature, Colonialism

4 results

Results

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.

The Journal of African History (2003), 44:1:95-116
Alicia Campos
June 9, 2003

The demise of Spanish colonialism in Central Africa has to be understood as part of the general process of African decolonization. In accepting the methodological framework proposed by some historians for studying the collapse of European domination in the continent, we can explain the independence of Equatorial Guinea, in 1968, as a result of the interaction between three different factors: international, metropolitan and colonial. This article delineates the decolonization of the only Spanish colony south of the Sahara, its main argument being that, in the case of Equatorial Guinea, the international factor – specifically, the role of the United Nations – is fundamental to the understanding of the timing, the actors' strategies and the results.

Evangelical Publishing House
Alec Thorne

Religious book about the experience of one evangelical Christian during nine years in Equatorial Guinea, the first country on Africa's West Coast where evangelicals entered.

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.

EG JUSTICE - is a 501(c)(3) organization.
P.O. Box 57297 Washington, DC 20037 1 (202) 643 4345 Copyright © 2010 EG Justice, all rights reserved.