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Spain’s simply former colony in sub-Saharan Africa, Equatorial Guinea is domestic to a literature of transition—songs of freedom during which authors ponder their identification in the context of modern colonialism and dictatorship.

            An creation to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea is the 1st book-length serious examine of this literature, a multigenre research encompassing fifty years of poetry, drama, essays, and prose fiction. either resident and exiled authors provide insights into the influence of colonialism and dictatorship lower than Spanish rule and examine the culmination of “independence” below the regimes of Francisco Macías Nguema and Teodoro Obiang Nguema. studying those works from the point of view of postcolonial idea, Marvin A. Lewis exhibits how writings from Equatorial Guinea depict the conflict of conventional and eu cultures and mirror a dictatorship that produced poverty, distress, and oppression. He assesses with specific care the influence of the Macías reafricanization approach and its manifestations in literature.

In exhibiting how the perspectives of the state correspond and diverge in works of writers equivalent to Maria Nsue Angue, Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, and Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Lewis brings to gentle artists who articulate their issues in Spanish yet are African of their souls. In examining the works of either popular and rising writers, he marks the subjects that give a contribution to the formation of nationwide identification: Hispanic history, the parable of Bantu cohesion, “bonding in adversity” in the course of the Nguema regime, and the Equatoguinean diaspora.

            Lewis presents an available advent to the paintings of vital writers in a brand new quarter of literary examine and contains the main exhaustive and updated bibliography on hand at the topic. His is a groundbreaking paintings that broadens our realizing of African literature and should be the bedrock for destiny reviews of this Hispanic nook of Africa.

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