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

  • Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega is an Associate Professor of Literature-in-English, Department of English and Literary Studies at Delta State University, Nigeria. 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 Tydskrif Ver Letterkunde, Matatu, Journal of African Literature Association and The IUP Journal of Commonwealth Literature. She is a Fellow of The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University in the city of New York, USA (2019 Fall Semester). She is DELSU's Collaborator for TRaCE, Transborder Project (Ph.D. Graduates Driving Change by telling their stories) heavily funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This collaboration will run for three years from 2022 to 2025 and seeks to transform the problem of humanities Ph.D. underemployment into a global opportunity. The project will fashion narrative knowledge about Ph.D. career pathways into an instrument for individual career advancement, international bridge-building, and institutional and social change. DELSU as a part of this team will play a seminal role in projecting how African students’ Ph.Ds can lead to a multiplicity of successful, socially valuable, and personally fulfilling careers both inside and outside academia.
    My Publications
  1. Ojaruega, E. E. (2023) Yabis, A Nigerian Genre of Insult, African Battle Traditions of Insult/Palgrave Macmillian 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.2 (1) Pages: 11-28

  3. 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

  4. 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 -48

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

  6. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) “Interfacing Two Literary Traditions: Orality and its Resources in Storytelling in Three Nigerian Women’s Civil War Narratives.”, GADAU: Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Vol.4 Pages: 64-75

  7. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) “From the Niger Delta Viewpoint: The Nigerian Civil War Literature.”, Literature of the Niger Delta and Other Arts, Eds. Tanure Ojaide and Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega, New York, Routledge Vol. Pages: 206 -217

  8. Ojaruega, E. E. & Ojaide, T. (2021) “Introduction” Literature of the Niger Delta and Other Arts, Literature of the Niger Delta and Other Arts. Eds. Tanure Ojaide and Enajite Eseoghene Ojaruega, New York: Routledge. Vol. Pages: 3-12

  9. Ojaruega, E. E. (2021) “The Signification of African Spirituality in Selected Short Stories of Tanure Ojaide” , Journal of Humanistic and Social Studies” Vol.2 (24) Pages: 45-58

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

  11. Ojaruega, E. E. (2020) “Confronting the Enemy Within: Subverting Internal Complicity in the Debacle of Oil in Two Niger Delta Plays.”, KIU Journal of Humanities Vol.5 Pages: 175-184

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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:

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

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

  22. 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

  23. 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

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

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

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

  27. 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

  28. 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

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

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

  31. 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