Leoncio Evita-Enoy was born in Udubuandolo, Bata, Equatorial Guinea, a former colony of Spanish Guinea, in 1929, and died in Bata in 1996. As a budding writer, Evita benefited from the decision of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic missionaries to open the pages of their periodical, La Guinea Española, founded in 1903, to Black Spanish Guineans, from 1947, and more extensively from the 1960s. A special section was even reserved for the purposes of developing native literary talent: ‘Historias y cuentos’ [Stories and tales]. Among the Africans who were able to initiate their modest writing careers, usually teachers and men trained in Catholic seminaries, Evita was soon to become the most celebrated of the early Guineans …
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Zarandona, Juan Miguel. "Leoncio Evita Enoy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 September 2010
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