Guinea Ecuatorial

I have had a fascination with Equatorial Guinea and its Spanish colonial past ever since I chose to read Equatoguinean authors such as Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo and María Nsue Angüe as coursework for my master’s degree. Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo is a visiting scholar at the University of Missouri-Columbia, by the way. I chose to read those authors after I attended a conference session by Chad Montuori about the Equatoguinean literature.

I would love to create a lesson or lessons that somehow involve this former Spanish colony. The conference presenter had some very good poems and a short story that I think would work in conjunction with works such as “Balada de los dos abuelos” by Nicolás Guillén. One problem I am having is that I only have the photocopied conference packet because I cannot find the books available for purchase.  One poem by Anacleto Oló Mbuy that I would like to use is “Hispania” from a book called Antología de la literatura guineana.

For now, I want to share the resources I have compiled for Guinea Ecuatorial, and hopefully one day I will be able to blog about the lesson that I created. 🙂

The online magazine Veinte Mundos has just released an article related to Guinea Ecuatorial at

Here is another article from Veinte Mundos about the writer Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo

Zachary Jones has Equatoguinean music on his Zambobazo site at

RTVE has a documentary from the perspective of the Spanish who were forced to leave  in 1968 at

Global Voices en español has several articles at

This video looks promising

This is just a 1-minute video that gives a quick overview

A magazine with audio about Guinea Ecuatorial for Spanish students:

Here is a list of films from Guinea Ecuatorial:

This site is in English, but I like the nice overview of the country that it provides

Another informative, though disheartening, article from 2003 that was a “60 Minutes” episode, but I cannot locate the video:

If there are any existing lessons in Spanish about Equatorial Guinea, I would love to find out about them; please send them my way!

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