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  • Area of Specialization: Oral Literature and Folklore, Popular Literature and Mass Media, African Literature, African American Literature
  • Department of English and Literary Studies

  • I am a Professor of Oral Literature, Folklore and Cultural Sciences. I obtained my Ph. D in Oral Literature from the University of Ibadan (1982). I have lectured in the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Delta State University, Abraka, and the University of Africa, Toru-Orua. I have published extensively in academic journals, authored several books, and edited 10 on literature, culture and related fields. I have wide-ranging experience in university administration, government and public affairs, mass media, journalism and academic consulting. I was Editorial Board Chairman of Daily Times (1992-1995) and The Guardian (1995-2001). I was the president of Nigerian Folklore Society, Nigerian Oral Literature Association, and a member of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa, the Nigerian Academy of Letters, the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation, the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, and consultant to UNESCO on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
    My Publications
  1. G.G. Darah (2017c) "Alfred Ilenre: Revolutionary and Humanist" in Life and Times of Alfred Ilenre, Odia Ofeimun (ed). , Hornbill House of the Arts, Lagos
      Vol.  Pages: 118-142

  2. G.G. Darah (2017b) "Oladipo Fasina: Humane, Radical and Mobile Marxist", in Kuna M.J. and George Fasiku eds. Perspectives on Dipo Fashina's Scholarship, Activism and Ideology., Obafemi Awolowo University Press, Ile-Ife
      Vol.  Pages: 134-157

  3. G.G. Darah (2017a) "Urhobo Folklore, Sciences and Global Knowledge Economy" in Jike, Victor ed. Urhobo Nation: The Template for Development. , Victor Jike and Holyfield Foundation, Abraka
      Vol.  Pages: 37-50

  4. G.G. Darah (2014c) "Dramatic Presentation in Udje Dance Performance of the Urhobo", in Yemi Ogunbiyi (ed.) Drama and Theatre in Nigeria: A Critical Source Book, Second Edition, Tanus Books Limited; Vol.  Pages: 688-702

  5. G.G. Darah (2014b) "The Folktale is Dead: Long Live Storytelling" in Nigerian Journal of Oral Literatures, Nigerian Journal of Oral Literatures
    Vol.2 Pages: 37 -50

  6. G.G. Darah (2014a) "Discourse on National Identity and Resistance in the Popular Music of the Urhobo of the Niger Delta" in ARIDON: The International Journal of Urhobo Studies, Urhobo Studies Association, Delta State University, Abraka
      Vol.1 Pages: 53 -77

  7. G.G. Darah (2014) The Niger Delta, Resource Control and the Quest for Justice, Kraft Books Limited, Ibadan
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  8. G.G. Darah (2013) "A Survey of Studies on African Folklore and Oral Literature" in Nigerian Journal of Oral Literatures, Nigerian Journal of Oral Literatures
      Vol.1 Pages: 23 -52

  9. G.G. Darah (2011) "Teaching African Oral Literature: A Nigerian Perspective" in African Literature Today, African Literature Today
      Vol.29 Pages: 111-123

  10. G.G. Darah (2010b) "Media Objectivity and Partisanship in National Elections" in The Constitution: A Journal of Constitutional Development , The Constitution: A Journal of Constitutional Development
      Vol.10 Pages: 1 -25

  11. G.G. Darah (2010a/2011) "Revolutionary Pressures in Niger Delta Nigeria" in Literature Today: A Journal of Contemporary Nigerian Writing. (eds) A.A. Onukaogu and E. Onyerionwu; Also, in Chinyere Nwahunanya (ed.) From Boom to Doom: Protest and Conflict Resolution in the Literature of the Niger Delta. , Kraft Books Limited, Ibadan; Springfield Publishers.
      Vol.  Pages: 99-122; 2-16

  12. G.G. Darah (2010) Udje Song-Poetry Tradition of the Urhobo and Oral Literature in Africa. Inaugural Lecture,, Delta State University, Abraka
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  13. G.G. Darah (2009) "Remarks on Professor Tanure Ojaide's Inaugural Lecture" in Theorizing African Oral Poetic Performance and Aesthetics: Udje Dance Songs of the Urhobo People, African World Press Inc., Trenton, New Jersey
      Vol.  Pages: 69-82

  14. G.G. Darah (2008b) "Ideological Orphanage, the Intelligentsia and Literary Development in Colonial Nigeria" in Darah G.G. (ed.) Radical Essays on Nigerian Literatures, Malthouse Press Limited, Lagos
      Vol.  Pages: 175-191

  15. G.G. Darah (2008a) "Endangered Indigenous Traditions of the Urhobo People of the Niger Delta, Nigeria" in Proceedings of the Chotro Conference of Indigenous Peoples in the Post-Colonial World,, New Delhi, India
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  16. G.G. Darah (2007) "Urhobo Culture and the Challenges of Modernisation" in Tanure Ojaide & Rose Aziza (eds.), The Urhobo Language Today, Malthouse Press Limited
    Vol. Pages: 105-111

  17. G.G. Darah (2005a) "The Political Economic Factor in Urhobo Song-Poetry", in Studies in Urhobo Culture, Peter Ekeh, ed. , Urhobo Historical Society, New York and Lagos
      Vol.  Pages: 469-492

  18. G.G. Darah (2005) Battles of Songs: Udje Tradition of the Urhobo, Malthouse Press Limited, Lagos
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  19. Darah, G.G; E.S. Akama and J.T. Agberia eds. (2003) Studies in Art, Religion and Culture Among the Urhobo and Isoko Peoples. , Pan-Unique Publishers, London and Port-Harcourt
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  20. G.G. Darah (2001) "Dance as an Agent of Social Mobilization in Urhobo" in Darah, G.G, E.E. Akama, and J.T. Agberia (eds.) Studies in Art, Religion and Culture Among the Urhobo & Isoko, Pan-Unique Publishers, London and Port-Harcourt
      Vol.  Pages: 149-159

  21. G.G. Darah (2000b) "Aesthetics of Udje Performance at Agbarha-Otor" in Agufon (Journal of the Arts and Architecture), Lagos, Agufon (Journal of the Arts and Architecture), Lagos
      Vol.2 Pages: 10-15

  22. G.G. Darah (2000a) "Military Rule and Public Psychology: A Sociological Approach" in Thoughts in Demilitarisation: Proceedings of a Three-Tier Conference on Demilitarisation , Centre for Constitutionalism and Demilitarisation
      Vol.  Pages: 109-115

  23. G.G. Darah (2000) "Odia: No Tether for the Elephant", in Olusegun Oladipo & Sola Olorunyomi (eds.) Current Viewpoint, A Review of Culture and Society, Hope Publications Ltd. Ibadan
    Vol.Vol 2 Pages: 82-85

  24. G.G. Darah (1998) Social and Cultural Issues in the Exploration and Exploitation of Oil in Proceedings of the First Urhobo Economic Summit, Lagos , The Urhobo Foundation
      Vol.  Pages: 52-64

  25. G.G. Darah (1997) W.T. Odibo: A Legacy in Leadership (Biography), G.P. Treasurelake Limited
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  26. Darah, G.G. and Safy Quels eds. (1992b) Bruce Onobrakpeya: The Spirit in Ascent, Ovuomaroro Gallery
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  27. Darah G.G. (ed.) (1992a) Seven Years of IBB: Volume 4 - Arts and Culture, DailyTimes Books Ltd.
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  28. G.G. Darah (1992) "Literary and Performing Arts in Nigeria: 1985-1992" in Darah G.G. (ed.) Seven Years of IBB: Vol. 4 - Arts and Culture , Daily Times Books Ltd.
      Vol.  Pages: 68-90

  29. Darah, G.G; Femi Osafisan, Sam Asein, & Medjigbodo, eds. (1991) Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Literatures, Lagos: Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization
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  30. G.G. Darah (1990) "Copyright as a Tool for National Development" in Proceedings of the National Workshop on Copyright, Nigerian Copyright Council and the Nigerian Law Reform Commission, Lagos
      Vol.  Pages: 32-48

  31. G.G. Darah (1989) "Two Hundred Years of Nigerian Letters", in West Africa,, London
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  32. G.G. Darah and Femi Taiwo (1989) "Students' Unionism" in Omosini, Olufemi and Biodun Aderdiran (eds.) Great Ife: A History of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1962 - 1987 , Obafemi Awolowo University Press
      Vol.  Pages: 218-234

  33. G.G. Darah (1988) "Literary Development in Nigeria" in Yemi Ogunbiyi (ed.) Perspectives on Nigerian Literature: 1700 to the Present , The Guardian Press, Lagos
      Vol.1 Pages: 1-9

  34. G.G. Darah (1986a) "Oral Literature" in Falola, Toyin (ed.), The History of Nigeria, Vol 1: Peoples, States and Cultures Before 1800. , John West Publishers
      Vol.1 Pages: 215-226

  35. G.G. Darah (1986) "Imoudu and the Labour Movement" , Journal of Marxist Philosophy, London
      Vol. Pages: 87-97

  36. G.G. Darah (1986) "The Urhobo: Origins and Traditions" , The African Guardian, Lagos
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  37. G.G. Darah (1985b) "The Limits of Achebe's 'Sense of History' in A Man of the People" in Ife Monographs on Literature and Criticism, 3rd Series., Department of Literature in English, University of Ife
      Vol.2 Pages: 20-35

  38. G.G. Darah (1985a) "To Choose a Language is to Choose a Class: Interview with Ngugi Wa Thiong' O" , Ife Studies in African Literature and the Arts (ISALA)
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  39. Onoge Omafume and G.G. Darah (1977) "The Retrospective Stage: Some Reflections on the Mythopoeic Tradition at Ibadan" in Ch'indaba, Chindaba
      Vol.3 Pages: 52-57