Photo credit: Astrid Young
Between Two Days: Against Censorship in Equatorial Guinea
Trifonia Melibea Obono and Ramón Nse Esono Ebalé are both known for their human-rights activism in their home country Equatorial Guinea and for the courage of their actions under a dictatorial regime. Obono is a novelist and LGBTQI+ activist who writes on women’s lives from a postcolonial perspective. She is the first female Equatorial Guinean author to be translated into English.
Ramón Nse Esono Ebalé is an illustrator and comics artist. An opponent to the dictatorial regime of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasog, he was arbitrarily arrested in 2017 and spent six months in the notorious Black Beach prison. He now lives in exile. His work has been exhibited internationally.
They met in Fall 2021 for a common action to celebrate the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer (15 November) and the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). “Between Two Days” documents the event.