Flag of Equatorial Guinea

“As children we saw how they rushed out to sea whenever they saw a stick on the horizon, thinking it might be a boat full of everything we needed. And they set off chasing after it with such conviction that they persuaded themselves the strength in their arms was equal to the power of the motor on the boat they were trying to catch.”

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Excerpt from By the Night the Mountain Burns
Equatorial Guinean novelist

Website Resources

Check out the books in the Jr. High Library to check out:

Africa for Kids: Exploring a Vibrant Continent

OPA Jr. High Library Country Profile: Equatorial Guinea


CIA World Factbook: Equatorial Guinea


Music of Equatorial Guinea

Utah Online Library

Did You Know?

  • Equatorial Guinea gained its independence from Spain in 1968.
  •  Sharing one’s material possessions with members of the extended family is a social obligation. 
  •  Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa with Spanish as an official language. 
  •  At 95 percent, Equatorial Guinea’s literacy rate is one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Coat of Arms
Unidad: Unity Paz: Peace Justicia: Justice

“Dominican Republic.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=44&cn=Dominican_Republic. Accessed 06 September 2019.