Spanish Africa


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Spanish Africa,

historical name for the Spanish possessions in Africa—CeutaCeuta
, city (1994 pop. 71,926), c.7 sq mi (18 sq km), NW Africa, a possession of Spain, on the Strait of Gibraltar. An enclave in Morocco, Ceuta is administered directly by the Spanish government.
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 and MelillaMelilla
, autonomous city (1994 pop. 63,670), Spanish possession, on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, NW Africa. Administered directly by the Spanish government, it is a free port, and the principal industry is fishing.
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 (enclaves in Morocco), the Canary IslandsCanary Islands,
Span. Islas Canarias, group of seven islands (1990 pop. 1,589,403), 2,808 sq mi (7,273 sq km), autonomous community of Spain, in the Atlantic Ocean off Western Sahara. They constitute two provinces of Spain. Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1990 pop.
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, and Western SaharaWestern Sahara,
territory (2015 est. pop. 526,000), 102,703 sq mi (266,000 sq km), NW Africa, occupied by Morocco. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Morocco in the north, on Algeria in the northeast, and on Mauritania in the east and south.
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. Spain also formerly held IfniIfni
, former Spanish possession (580 sq mi/1,502 sq km), SW Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. The main industry is fishing. Ifni was ceded by Morocco to Spain in 1860, but Spanish administration was nominal until 1934; from then until 1958 its capital, Sidi Ifni, was the
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 (now part of Morocco) and Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
, officially Republic of Equatorial Guinea, republic (2015 est. pop. 741,000), 10,830 sq mi (28,051 sq km), W central Africa. It includes the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Po), Annobón, Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico in the Gulf of
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Though this perspective has been utilized, Ugarte seems to appropriate double consciousness for the Equatorial Guinean context without problematizing the particularity of the experience in Spanish Africa. He presents the fluctuating and uncertain identities of Guinean authors and poets as analogous to those of the French Caribbean and African Americans.
However, there is a marked disjunction between sections of the book that lay out the historical context in Spain and Spanish Africa in the time these works were produced and Ugarte's often stellar analysis of the works themselves.
He was a prolific specialist in the history of contemporary Spanish Africa and published works on Western Sahara and Spanish Guinea.