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  • Area of Specialization: African Literature, Gender Studies/Theories & African Cultural Studies
  • Department of English and Literary Studies

  • Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega is Professor of African Literature in the Department of English and Literary Studies at the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. She was Ag. Head of the Department between 2018 and 2023; and currently, the University's Orator. Her areas of academic interest and specialty include: Modern African Literature, Gender Studies/Theories and African Cultural Studies. She has published scholarly articles on contemporary African literature in reputable peer-reviewed journals like Comparative Literature and Culture (CLCweb), Tydskrif Ver Letterkunde, Matatu, Journal of African Literature Association and The IUP Journal of Commonwealth Literature. She has consistently served as reviewer for quite a number of high impact journals. She is co-editor of the seminal book "The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta" which was published by Routledge in 2021. Enajite spent the 2019 Fall Semester as a Senior Visiting Researcher and Fellow of The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA. She is also DELSU's Coordinator on the TRaCE Transborder Project funded by SSHRC, Canada.
    My Publications
  1. Ojaruega, E. E. (2023) Yabis, A Nigerian Genre of Insult, African Battle Traditions of Insult Vol. Pages: 245-261

  2. Ojaruega, E. E. (2022) The Glocal Conundrum: Anthropocene, Oil and Globalization in Niger Delta Literature, Open Journal of Social Science Vol.10 (1) Pages: 15-28

  3. Ojaruega, E. E. (2022) They Too are Casualties: The Toll on the Ecology in Nigerian Civil War Literature , Journal of Humanistic and Social Studies” Vol.13 (1) Pages: 33-47

  4. Ojaruega, E. E. (2022) “Representation of Female Mental Ill Health in the African Novel.” , International Review of Humanities Studies Vol.7 (1) Pages: 32-43

  5. Ojaruega, E. E. & Ojaide, T. (2021) The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta (Co-Editor), Routledge Vol. Pages:

  6. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) From the Niger Delta Point of View: The Nigerian Civil War Literature , The Literature and Arts of the Niger Delta (Routledge) Vol. Pages: 206 -217

  7. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) The Signification of African Spirituality in Selected Short Stories of Tanure Ojaide , Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of "Aurel Vlaicu", University of Arad Vol.12/2 (24) Pages: 45-58

  8. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) “One Text, Many Literary Traditions: The Multidimensionality of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman.” , Afrika Focus's_Death_and_the_King's_Horseman Vol.34 (2) Pages: 262-282

  9. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) Beyond Victimhood: Female Agency in Nigerian Civil War Novels, Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture (CLCweb), Vol.23 (4) Pages: 1-12

  10. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) “Confronting the Enemy Within: Subverting Internal Complicity in the Debacle of Oil in Two Niger Delta Plays.”, KIU Journal of Humanities Vol.5 (4) Pages: 175-184

  11. Ojaruega, E. E. & Ojaide, T. (2020) “Tradition, and Subjectivities: Warri- Related Nigerian Comedians and Their Art.”, Tydskrif Ver Letterkunde, Vol.57 (2) Pages: 81-91

  12. Ojaruega, E. E. (2020) Representation of Women in Udje: An Urhobo Men's - Only Poetic Performance , Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature. Vol.  Pages: 206 -217

  13. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2019) Sisters at Arms: Female Misogyny and Competition in Sam Ukala's Selected Plays, UNIUYO Journal of Humanities Vol. 23 Pages: 313-324

  14. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2019) ”Conformity, Resistance, and Resolution in Gender Relationships in Traditional Urhobo Poetry., Journal of the Literary Society of Nigeria
    Vol. 11 Pages:

  15. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2018) Exile, Migration and Homecoming in Nigerian and South African Fiction, Nigerian Journal of Oral Literatures
    Vol. 5 Pages: 45-58

  16. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2018) Damaged Identities and their Restoration: Patriarchy as Social and Psychological Injustice in African Women’s Novels, Scholarship and Commitment: Essays in Honour of G.G. Darah/Malthouse Press Limited Vol. Pages: 139-148

  17. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2017) Singing Nature: The Lyricism of Christian Otobotekere’s Poetry, Between the Crown and the Muse: Poetry, Politics and Environmentalism of Christian Otobotekere/Malthouse Press Limited
    Vol. Pages: 155-164

  18. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2017) Songs only Women Sing: Female Struggles with Identities and Roles in Traditional and Modern Urhobo Poetry, The Niger Delta Literary Review
    Vol. 5 Pages: 81-112

  19. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2016) Indigenous Knowledge and Female Participation in Sustainable Development: A Nigerian Literary Perspective., Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol. 7 Pages: 67-74

  20. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2015) The Place of Urhobo Folklore in Tanure Ojaide's Poetry, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Vol.52 Pages: 138-158

  21. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2014) Outgoing and Incoming Africans: Migration and Reverse Migration in Contemporary African Narratives, Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society, Number 45, 2014. Vol.45 Pages: 21-34

  22. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2014) Poetry as Therapy: T.J. Sallah's "Harrow Poems", Contemporary Literature of Africa: Tijan M. Sallah and Literary Works of the Gambia/Cambria Press, Amherst, New York Vol. Pages: 189-202

  23. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2014) Urhobo Literature in English: A Survey, Aridon: The International Journal of Urhobo Studies
    Vol. 1 Pages: 87-101

  24. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2014) Globalization and Local Variables in Contemporary Nigerian Fiction, Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol. 6 Pages: 15-24

  25. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2013) Eco-Activism in Contemporary African Literature, Eco-Critical Literature: Regreening African Landscapes/ African Heritage Press Vol. Pages: 31-46

  26. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2012) Feminist Perspectives And Intra-gender Conflict In Tess Onwueme’s Tell It To Women., Journal of the African Literature Association Vol.6 Pages: 197-206

  27. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2011) Of Minstrelsy and the Niger-Delta Condition: Tanure Ojaide as Chronicler and Activist Writer, The IUP Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol. III Pages: 15-31

  28. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2011) Ezenwa-Ohaeto, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 360: Contemporary African Writers/Gale Cengage Learning Vol. Pages: 104-109

  29. Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega (2010) “Gender and Resource Control as Tropes in Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow, Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol. 3 Pages: 96-101

  30. Sunny I. Awhefeada & Enajite E. Ojaruega (2009) Cultural Imperatives and the Evolution of Nigerian English, English in the Nigerian Environment: Emerging Patterns and New Challenges/ The Nigeria English Studies Association of Nigeria (NESA)
    Vol. Pages: 72-77