Open The Gates, 2018

In September 2017, he was arrested for a cartoon criticising the Obiang dictatorship. Targeted as a victim of political manipulation, he was sent to Black Beach prison. Through a series of illustrations related to censorship, his work is an indictment in favour of freedom of expression and human rights when their absence is caused by corruption and political interests.

Open The Gates, 2018


Micomeseng, Ecuatorial Guinea, 1977

Ramón Esono is an illustrator, blogger and activist. He uses cartoons to highlight the inequalities that characterise some African countries, and Guinea in particular. Through his work he questions the economic and political structures commonly used to disguise the political actions behind these inequalities. Esono has been awarded several international human rights prizes.

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