María Nsué Angüe

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Nsué and the second or maternal family name is Angüe.

María Nsué Angüe (Ebebeyín (Río Muni), Spanish Guinea, 1945 - Malabo, January 18, 2017) was a noted contemporary Equatorial Guinean writer and former Minister of Education and Culture.

Background and early life[edit]

Born to ethnic Fang parents, she emigrated with her family to Spain when she was only eight years old. In Spain she studied literature and discovered her passion for writing. She returned to Equatorial Guinea and worked for the country's Ministry of Culture and Education. In years following, she decided to abandon Africa to permanently move to Madrid, Spain.


Her 1985 novel, and most acclaimed work, Ekomo was the first novel written by an Equatoguinean woman to be published. It tells the story of a Fang woman and her husband.

Poetry, articles and poems[edit]

Nsué Angüe has also written several short stories, articles and poems. Frequent topics addressed in her work involve women's rights and post-colonial African society. Much of her work is inspired by popular Fang literature.


  • Angüe, María Nsué. (1985) Ekomo. Madrid: UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). ISBN 84-362-1974-0