Ana Flora Mba
Process Essay (second draft)
How to Survive in Equatorial Guinea
I have been living in a country where money and power is the only religion. Equatorial Guinea, the only country that speaks Spanish in Africa. Now or later on, you may be thinking on moving over there for economic reasons because Equatorial Guinea is rich in natural resources or maybe for any other reason. But I have to tell you that, to live in my country is actually difficult. I have been living there for 18 years and I have experienced how complicated life is in Equatorial Guinea. We live in a dictatorship where people suffer day by day from injustice. People get punished or killed if they try to express their thinking or try to go against the regime. For you, a stranger, to survive in my country and actually be able to live there, you have to be observant, obedient, and discreet.
Only having these three skills, you will be able to survive in the dictator regime of Equatorial Guinea without getting into problems.
One of the first thing you will have to learn is to be observant. People in my country almost behave the same because they are copying each other. If you get in my country you have to learn to observe. Nobody in Equatorial Guinea try to think outside the box because they think that might cause them problems, so once you have arrived I recommend you to be aware of everything that people do. If they all go to an assembly to honor the president, you have to go too without excuse! If people do not talk about politics among themselves and they tend to be quiet when something bother them, then you have to...