Despite his recent independency from Spain (1968), Equatorial Guinea, the only nation state in African in which Spanish is an official language, it is still largely unknown by post-independency generations.
Donato Ndongo Bidyogo (1950), talks about African intellectuals and their role in the face of dictatorships. Exiled in Spain, the renown Equatoguinean writer, journalist and essayist, is one of the most prominent voices of post-colonial Afro-Hispanic Literature of Equatorial Guinea. Profoundly committed with the international visibility of his country and the African question, his work confronts the effects of colonialism as well as his ambivalent post-colonial condition as a African-European intellectual. Among his most recognized novels are 'El metro' [The Subway] (2007), 'Los poderes de la tempestad' [The Powers of the Tempest] (1997) and 'Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra' [Shadows of your Black Memory] (1987).
Presented by Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez
Lecture in Spanish.
Sponsors: RCC; Department of Romance Languages and Literatures