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Adam Roberts
January 1, 2009

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.

Angel Antonio López Ortega

"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."

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
January 1, 2008

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.

Miampika Landry-Wilfrid
January 1, 2010

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.

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.

EG Justice
EG Justice
August 12, 2011

This blog is a mosaic of Equatoguinean voices, information, commentary, and analysis of the issues and developments impacting Equatorial Guinea.

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.

Michael Ugarte
January 1, 2010

This book attempts to differentiate between the different concepts of exile and emigration relating to Equatorial Guinea. This study, which is based on personal interviews and on the ground research, explores the concept of migrant populations.

Lingua, Volume 68 (2-3)
John M Lipski
March 1, 1986

Many current theories of Hispanic dialectology implicate the influence of African phonotactic patterns on the evolution of Latin American Spanish, particularly as regards the behavior of syllable-final consonants. This study offers a unique test case which permits the separation of external phonotactic influences from the original dialectal base brought from Spain to Latin America. In this fashion, it is possible to more adequately model the interaction of phonological patterns which shaped the evolution of European languages transplanted to the Americas, since the prototype situation may in principle be extended to other language-contact environments.

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