On February 25, the writer and priest Longinus Eseng Nguema Bilogo presented a presentation on the essence of the Bantu culture in the Guinean Cultural Center.
The presentation of the lecture was chaired by the director of the Guinean Cultural Center, Jose Antonio Ndong, and it was attended by students and people interested in the Bantu culture.
Longinus Eseng Nguema is a priest of the Diocese of Bata; Professor at the University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE); has degree in Philosophy; a degree in Ecclesiastical Studies and Scripture; Ph.D. in Theology and has published several books, such as “The Art of Creating”; “Gemini”; “Where is God and Man” and “Paradigm of Evangelization in Africa,” among others.
Eseng Nguema focused his lecture around three points: an introduction to the ethics of Bantu culture regarding the cardinal virtues: of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance.
When talking about the second point, the priest explained how the Bantu people apply these virtues; how the Bantu never says I, but rather us; how participation and communication become one in society.
Finally, the last point was about the Bantu man in the Abaha, the school where he learns to express himself well, resolve problems and apply good habits.
The writer concluded by stating that the purpose of the conference is to highlight the essence of the Bantu tradition in the contemporary world.
Text and photos: Sarilusi Tarifa King (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office