Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo was born in Niefang, continental Equatorial Guinea, in 1950. After having been educated by Catholic missionaries, he left his country for the first time in 1965, when he was only 14 years old, to pursue his studies on mainland Spain. From then on, he became a globetrotter. Today he is regarded as the leading contemporary writer of Equatorial Guinea, and a multifaceted artist: journalist, novelist, literary critic, essayist, researcher, anthologist, publisher, etc.

As a fiction writer, he began his creative career in the 1970s with two short stories, “El sueño” [The Dream] (1973), dealing with the dramatic consequences of illegal African emigration to opulent Europe after the continent’s independence, a…

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Citation: Zarandona, Juan Miguel. "Donato Ndongo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 September 2010 [, accessed 24 September 2023.]

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