The National Library
All the literature of Equatorial Guinea in one building, to be preserved and enjoyed.
The literature of Equatorial Guinea.
The building that since 2009 houses the National Library of Equatorial Guinea is located in the centre of Malabo, in what was formerly the home of late local sculptor Leandro Mbomio Nsue (known as the Black Picasso). The complex was thoroughly renovated and currently houses about 60,000 titles. The goal of the National Library is to host all literary works and manuscripts that have been written by national authors, as well as international titles that make mention of Equatorial Guinea. There is also space for an art collection, with paintings by Ghutty Mamae and sculptures by the aforementioned Leandro Mbomio Nsue; an extensive cultural programme which aims to conserve the history of the country through writings and photographs rounds out the cultural offer.