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Dr. OBEN BASSEY OGAR

Associate professor
Moden Languages and Translation Studies
basseyoben@unical.edu.ng

Bassey Oben was born on March 23, 1968, in Nkpura-Osiela, Ikom, Central Cross River State in South-South Nigeria. He studied at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and at the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon – France. He holds a Ph.D in African Literature and Culture in French and is a university teacher with over twenty (20) years teaching and administrative experience. He is a researcher, translator (French – English) and human resources consultant. He is widely published, locally and internationally. His research interests include: The African novel in French, African civilisation and culture, Development studies, Studies in feminism and Multiculturalism. Dr. Oben is also a youth facilitator and civil society activist. He is a sitting member, Governor’s Advisory Council on Education, Cross River State of Nigeria. He is a practicing journalist and commentator on national issues. He loves reading, writing and meeting friends. He is married with four children.

Bassey Oben (2014). “The African mind and globalization: Rethinking the causes of Africa’s underdevelopment”. LWATI 11(3): 20 -27.info@universalalacademicservices.org ISSN: 1813-2227 (SOUTH AFRICA) (Abstracted/Indexed in AJOL, Universal Academic Services).


Patrick Mbum, Bassey Oben and Ederewhevbe Godfrey (2014). “Empirical study on global marketing flows and Nigerian economic growth perspectives”. Journal of International Business and Economics. 2(4): 125 – 162. (URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15640/jibe.v2n4a8).ISSN: 2374 - 2208 (USA) (Abstracted/Indexed in Google Scholar, ProQuest, CrossRef, EBSCO, Academic Journal Database, Scientific Index, etc.


Bassey Oben and Anthony Ebebe Eyang (2016). “From quest to self discovery – the return of the prodigal son in search of his identity: A reflection on Etienne Goyémidé’s Le silence de la forêt”. LWATI. 13 : 75 – 88. info@universalalacademicservices.org ISSN: 1813-2227 (SOUTH AFRICA) (Abstracted/Indexed in AJOL, Universal Academic Services, Google Scholar).


Bassey Oben and Veronica Ebi Odey (2016). “Formes de la protestation dans les romans de Mongo Beti ». American International Journal of Research in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (AIJRHASS). 16(3):249 – 252.ISSN: 2328- 3696. (USA). See :http://www.iasir.net (Abstracted/Indexed in IndexCorpernicus, GetCITED, Google Scholar, TGDScholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, WorldCat, ERIC, WorldWideScience, Computer Science Directory, Microsoft Academic Search, Infotopia, ResearchGate, iSEEK, OpenGrey, eLibrary, INSPEC, UlrichWeb, CASSI, LOCKSS,JURN, SafetyLit, Scirus, EasyBib, ISSUU, ArnetMiner, SSRN, DOAJ, CiteSeerX, Base, OpenJ-Gate, Mendeley, OCLC, citebase, VADLO, ChemxSeer, SPIE Digital Library, arXiv, .docstoc, Scribd, cogprints, E-PrintNetwork, intute).


Bassey Oben (2004). « Les dirigeants africains et les masses populaires : Une lecture idéologique des Gardiens du temple de Cheikh Hamidou Kane et Destins parallèles de Kitia Toure. CASIL – Calabar Studies in Languages, 2(1): 77 – 85. ISSN : 0189-9368.


Ude Ugwu and Bassey Oben (2008). Public policy as an instrument for conflict prevention: A case study of Niger Delta Conflict and Bakassi Imbroglio, Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration. 4 (1): 235 – 243. ISSN: 1595-0107.


Bassey Oben, G. Luyen and Ugwu Ude (2008). “La révolte des jeunes du Delta du Niger au Nigeria: Une perspective socio-historique au conflit”.


Bassey Oben and Angela Ajimase (2009). Africa’s perception of the world: A commentary on Elerius John’s La tortue”, AGORA: Journal of Foreign Language Studies, 3: 167 – 179. ISSN: 1117-5670.


Bassey Oben (2010). L’image de la femme dans le roman africain: Un commentaire sur The Stillborn de Zaynab Alkali, RETFRAC – Calabar Journal of Francophone Studies 9(1): 231 – 244. ISSN : 1596-647X.


Bassey Oben (2011). The MLA format of documentation: Its application and implications for researchers in Modern Languages and the Humanities. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS), 15 (1): 114 – 122. ISSN: 1115-2087.


Bassey Oben, Angela Ajimase and Gloria Umukoro (2011). “A Socio-psychological reading of Camara Laye’s The radiance of the king”, Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS), 15(1): 222-236. ISSN:1115 – 2087.


Bassey Oben (2011). “Voyage, fuite et exil dans l’œuvre de Mongo Béti”. RETFRAC – Calabar Journal of Francophone Studies, 10(1): 104 – 126. ISSN: ISSN: 1596-647X.


Ohanyere Lilian Onyinye et Bassey Oben (2016). La crise d’identité des immigrés africains en Europe dans Labyrinthe des sentiments de Tahar Ben Jelloun. LE BRONZE – Journal of French Studies, UNIBEN. 4(2): 147 – 160. ISSN: 2408-560.


Bassey Oben (2016). “Politique, Amour et Nostalgie dans la poésie d’Unimna Angrey: Réflexions sur Sursauts”. Calabar Studies in Languages (CASIL) (Special Edition). ISSN : 0189 – 9368. Indexed/Abstracted in WorldCat.


PAPERS SENT FOR PUBLICATION IN LEARNED JOURNALS – Two (2)

1. Bassey Oben and Letitia Uloma Egege (2018). « Conflit idéologique, calvaire de la maternité ou le dilemme de la femme africaine dans un monde post moderne ? Réflexions sur Vie de femme vie de sang d’Azaratou Baboni ». International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (USA).

2. Bassey Oben and Offiong Erete Ebong (2018). “L’insurrection de Boko Haram au Nigeria ou une épiphanie de la peur? Implications pour la sécurité au Nigeria et dans la sous-région ouest africaine ». Journal of Arts and Humanities (USA).


Bassey Oben and Augustine A. Agantiem (2016). “Religion, croyances et pratiques traditionnelles africaines : Une relecture de l’Enfant noir de Camara Laye ». American International Journal of Research in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (AIJRHASS). 16 (3): 253 – 258. ISSN: 2328- 3696. (USA). See :http://www.iasir.net (Abstracted/Indexed in IndexCorpernicus, GetCITED, Google Scholar, TGDScholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, WorldCat, ERIC, WorldWideScience, Computer Science Directory, Microsoft Academic Search, Infotopia, ResearchGate, iSEEK, OpenGrey, eLibrary, INSPEC, UlrichWeb, CASSI, LOCKSS,JURN, SafetyLit, Scirus, EasyBib, ISSUU, ArnetMiner, SSRN, DOAJ, CiteSeerX, Base, OpenJ-Gate, Mendeley, OCLC, citebase, VADLO, ChemxSeer, SPIE Digital Library, arXiv, .docstoc, Scribd, cogprints, E-PrintNetwork, intute).


Bassey Oben (2000). L’homme Noir à la recherche de son identité: Réflexions sur Le silence de la forêt d’Etienne Goyémidé, Calabar Journal of Francophone Literatures, RELFRAC. 1 (1): 81- 98. ISSN: 1596-647X. (Abstracted/Indexed in WorldCat).


Bassey Oben (2003). “L’échec politique de l’Afrique post-indépendante aux yeux des romanciers africains”, Calabar Journal of Francophone Studies, RETFRAC. 1 (3): 65 – 73. ISSN :1596 - 647X (Abstracted/Indexed in WorldCat).

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Paper: “The African mind and globalization: Rethinking the causes of Africa’s underdevelopment”
1st Faculty of Arts International Conference on Arts and Humanities, University of Calabar, June, 2016
Start: Wednesday 1st June, 2016
End: Saturday 4th June, 2016
African Literature and the English Language
30th Annual UNICAL International conference
Start: Tuesday 4th May, 2010
End: Friday 7th May, 2010
Paper:“The place of language Studies in the Curriculum of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria: A Humanist Perspective”.
5th Regional Conference (South-South) of the Reading Association of Nigeria, 17th – 19th October, 2002, at CRUTECH – Calabar, Cross River State
Start: Thursday 17th October, 2002
End: Saturday 19th October, 2002
First International Conference of Faculties of Arts and Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, UNICAL
First International Conference of Faculties of Arts and Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities, UNICAL 2018, 9th – 13th April, 2018.
Start: Monday 9th April, 2018
End: Friday 13th April, 2018
13th Annual conference of University of French Teachers
13th Annual conference of University of French Teachers Association of Nigeria, University of Port Harcourt 4-8th October, 2010.
Start: Monday 4th October, 2010
End: Friday 8th October, 2010
Paper: “Politique, Amour et Nostalgie dans la poésie d’Unimna Angrey: Reflexions sur Sursauts”
18th Annual Conference and AGM of the University French Teachers Association of Nigeria (UFTAN), University of Ibadan
Start: Sunday 8th November, 2015
End: Thursday 12th November, 2015
14th Annual Conference of University French Teachers
14th Annual Conference of University French Teachers Association of Nigeria (UFTAN) Calabar, 8-13th November, 2011.
Start: Tuesday 8th November, 2011
End: Sunday 13th November, 2011
Paper:“Les dirigeants Africains et les masses populaires: Une lecture idéologique des Gardiens du Temple de Cheikh Hamidou Kane et Destins Parallèles de KitiaToure”.
Colloquium on “French Studies and National Development”, 28th – 30th June, 2004 at the University of Calabar.
Start: Monday 28th June, 2004
End: Wednesday 30th June, 2004
Paper: “Comprendre l’idéologie littéraire de Mongo Beti: Un prophète africain sans honneur chez lui”
2nd FULAFIA Conference of the Arts and Humanities, Federal University Lafia, 3-5th April, 2016
Start: Sunday 3rd April, 2016
End: Tuesday 5th April, 2016
Theme: “Boko Haram Phenomenon in the sub-regional politics”
Grand conferences of the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroun.
Start: Thursday 4th June, 2015
End: Friday 5th June, 2015
Paper: “L’insurrection de Boko Haram au Nigeria ou une épiphanie de la peur : Implications pour la sécurité au Nigeria et dans la sous région ouest africaine ».
First Nigeria – Togo International Conference, Universté Nationale, Lomé – Togo, August 21 – 24, 2017.
Start: Monday 21st August, 2017
End: Thursday 24th August, 2017
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