An Introduction to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea: Between Colonialism and Dictatorship
by Marvin Lewis (9780826217134)

An Introduction to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea: Between Colonialism and Dictatorship
 
Marvin Lewis
Release Date: 11 July 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 212
Category: African
ISBN: 9780826217134
ISBN-10: 0826217133



Spain's only former colony in sub-Saharan Africa, Equatorial Guinea is home 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. Both resident and exiled authors offer insights into the impact of colonialism and dictatorship under Spanish rule and consider the fruits of "independence" under the regimes of Francisco Macias Nguema and Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Examining these works from the perspective of postcolonial theory, Marvin A. Lewis shows how writings from Equatorial Guinea depict the clash of traditional and European cultures and reflect a dictatorship that produced poverty, misery, and oppression. He assesses with particular care the impact of the Macias reafricanization process and its manifestations in literature. In showing how the views of the nation correspond and diverge in works of writers such as Maria Nsue Angue, Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, and Juan Tomas Avila Laurel, Lewis brings to light artists who articulate their concerns in Spanish but are African in their souls. In analyzing the works of both renowned and emerging writers, he marks the themes that contribute to the formation of national identity: Hispanic heritage, the myth of Bantu unity, "bonding in adversity" during the Nguema regime, and the Equatoguinean diaspora. 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-datebibliography available on the subject. It 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.

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