• Area of Specialization: Literary and Social Criticism, Prostitution, Human Capital Development, Sustainable Development Goals, English-French-Spanish Translation
  • Department of Languages and Linguistics

  • Prof. Eraguonona James Obitaba is a Professor of French/Francophone African Literature. He served the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the capacity of Language Expert/Volunteer in the Republic of Djibouti. He participated in the AFRICAN RESEARCH CONFEDERACY ON AFRICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. On the basis of the quality of his research and national assignment, he earned commendations from the LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR FOUNDATION, SENEGAL, THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS Nigeria, among others. The Nigerian Universities Commission has enjoyed his services as a Panelist in her accreditation exercises. He developed and recommended inter alia, an all-indigenous model of Sustainable Development, the conscientised form of development for African countries in his Inaugural Lecture, “HARNESSING AFRICAN VALUES AND RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN LITERATURE”, the 76th in the series of same, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. Presently, he is a Father, Husband, Lecturer, Researcher and English-French-Spanish-Urhobo Translator at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria as well as Director, Special Duties and Time-table.
    My Publications
    • 1. Obitaba, E. J. (2019) Harnessing African Values and Resources for Sustainable Development through Francophone African Literature, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
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    • 2. Obitaba, E. J. (2018) Faire Renaitre la Démocratie en Afrique: la Calebasse cassée de Tunde Fatunde en perspective, Revue de l’Association des Professeurs de Francais des Universités Nigérianes
      Vol.16 Pages: 107-116

    • 3. Obitaba, E. J. (2017) General Introduction, Communication in French
      Vol. Pages: 1-9

    • 4. Obitaba, E. J. (2014) The Interplay of Tricksterdom and Kidnap in Hampate Bâ’s L’ Etrange Destin de Wangrin, ABRAKA HUMANITIES REVIEW JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARTS
      Vol.6(3) Pages: 19-30

    • 5. Obitaba, E. J. (2012) Ubiudu re Ohworakpo The Urhobo translation of The Heart of Man, Nations Gospel publishers, South Africa
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    • 6. Obitaba, E. J. (2012) Les dessous des Bribes d’Espagnol dans les oeuvres litteraires en francais de Labou Tansi, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN SOCIETY
      Vol.4(2) Pages: 113-117

    • 7. Obitaba, E. J. (2012) The Taste for Rhythm in African Theatre/Drama: The Examples of Efua Sutherland’s The Marriage of Anansewa and Maoundoué Naindouba’s L’Etudiant de Soweto, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN SOCIETY
      Vol.4(1) Pages: 113-121

    • 8. Obitaba, E. J. (2012) Scientific Translation: Importance and the Concept of Exactness, TRANSLATIO, Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs
      Vol.31(1) Pages: 41-51

    • 9. Obitaba, E. J. (2011) Le rôle de l’enfantement inversé dans le théatre Africain d’expression française: L’exemple de Trop c’est trop de Protais Asseng, Transgressions and Multi Culturalism, University of South Africa Press
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    • 10. Obitaba, E. J. (2011) Developing and Conscientising Human Capital in Hampate Bâ’s L’etrange destin de Wangrin, Abraka Studies in African Arts II The Humanities and Human Capital Development
      Vol. Pages: 84-95

    • 11. Obitaba, E. J. (2011) Interview Avec Aminata Sow Fall pour Etudiants et chercheurs en littérature Africaine, Ethiope Publishing Corporation
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    • 12. Obitaba, E. J. (2011) The Literary Antecedents of kidnapping in The Niger Delta: Nancy Oll’s Example in Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana, SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE NIGER DELTA
      Vol.2 Pages: 43-52

    • 13. Obitaba, E. J. (2011) Breaking the white superiority myth in African Literature: Oyono’s Une Vie de Boy and Naindouba’s L’etudiant de Soweto in perspective, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE HUMANITIES
        Vol.3(6) Pages: 116-122

    • 14. Obitaba, E. J. (2010) Entretien avec Sembene Ousmane, Journal of African Literature and culture
      Vol.7 Pages: 165-185

    • 15. Obitaba, E. J. (2009) Semblance of Sustainable Women Development Via Prostitution: Ekwensi’s Jagua Nana and Beyala’s Tu t’ appelleras Tanga in Perspective, MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT. Goals: Issue on Gender, Women, Poverty and Development
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    • 16. Obitaba, E. J. (2008) L’Esthétique du discours de la Prostitution: L’exemple de Sadji, Bâ, Daher Ahmed Farah, Sembène, Beti, Labou Tansi et Beyala, ETHIOPIQUES Vol.81 Pages: 37-51

    • 17. Obitaba, E. J. (2007) Urhobo-French Translation in Biakolo’s L’étonnante Enfance d’Inotan: Importance for National Development, ABRAKA HUMANITIES REVIEW
      Vol.11(1) Pages: 55-62

    • 18. Obitaba, E. J. (2007) La Signification Onirique de Monsieur Thogôgnini” (The Onirical meaning of Monsieur Thogôgnini), REVUE D’ETUDES FRANCOPHONES D’ILORIN
      Vol.11(1) Pages: 94-103

    • 19. Obitaba, E. J. (2006) The Importance of French in Science, Technology and Research, CALABAR JOURNAL OF LIBERAL STUDIES
      Vol.9(1) Pages: 52-61

    • 20. Obitaba, E. J. (2006) Le sida dans la LittératureAfricaine d’ Expression Française: L’ Exemple d’ Abibatou Traore dans Sidagamie” (The Theme of HIV/AIDS in African Literature: The Example of Abibatou Traore’s Sidagamie, REVUE D’ ETUDES FRANCOPHONES DE CALABAR
      Vol.6(1) Pages: 53-68

    • 21. Obitaba, E. J. (2006) Mutations Sociales: Critique d’Excision et d’ Obsèques dans la Littérature Africaine” (Social Change: Critique of Female Circumcision and Obituary Ceremonies in African Literature), JOURNAL OF NEW STUDIES IN LANGUAGES AND LITERARY STUDIES
      Vol.1 Pages: 64-184

    • 22. Obitaba, E. J. (2005) Entretiens avec Sembène Ousmane et Fall, Aminata Sow: Différents Points de Vues sur la Mendicité, REVUE D’ETUDES FRANCOPHONES DE CALABAR
      Vol.5(1) Pages: 21-55

    • 23. Obitaba, E. J. (2005) Application of Urhobo Proverbs to Literary Facts and Situations in L’étrangedestin de Wangrin D’ AmadouHampatéBâ, JOURNAL OF NIGERIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE
      Vol.7 Pages: 14-19

    • 24. Obitaba, E. J. (2005) Illiteracy in Nigerian Languages: The Example of the Urhobo Intelligentsia, JOURNAL OF NIGERIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE
      Vol.7 Pages: 9-13

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    • 26. Obitaba, E. J. (2003) Prostitution in African Francophone Feminist Literature, Signal Educational Books for Nigeria Universities French Teachers’ Association
      Vol. Pages: 208-235

    • 27. Obitaba, E. J. Biakolo, A. O. (2002) Osundare’s Stylistic Criteria Applied to The Eye of the Earth and Naindouba’s L’Etudiant de Soweto, The Poetry and Poetics of Niyi Osundare
      Vol. Pages: 141-154

    • 28. Obitaba, E. J. (2002) L’interprète comme Diffuseur des Cultures: L’Exemple de Wangrin dans L’Etrange destin de Wangrin d’Amadou Hampate Bâ, Second Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Universities French Teachers’ Association
      Vol. Pages: 149-162

    • 29. Obitaba, E. J. (2000) Translation in Advertising Industry: The Example of French and Yoruba Languages on the tins of two beverages, ETHIOPE RESEARCH
      Vol.1 Pages: 73-86

    • 30. Obitaba, E. J. (1999) Résumé de Texte ou Compte-rendu: Un Outil à Vie Négligé” (Summary/Précis Writing: The Neglected Life-long Tool), ABIA JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES
      Vol.1(1) Pages: 184-197

    • 31. Obitaba, E. J. (1990) Le role des Mendiants dans Xala et la Greve des Battu, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
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    • 32. Obitaba, E. J. (1981) Le théatre Negroafricaine: Elements historiques et Nouvelles Tendances Mémoir de Licence, Université du Bénin. Lomé Togo
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