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Senior Lecturer, French, Faculty of Arts

Dr. Mercy Iferi Obeten

Research Interest

African Caribbean Francophone Literature


My name is Mercy Iferi-Obeten born on 31st March, 1956 to the family of Chief Elder and Mrs John Iferi in Idomi Yakurr Local government of Cross River.

I attended Methodist School,Amawom Okoro,Umudike-Umuahia and Queens School,Enugu Secondary Grammar School,Ugep, Mary Knoll College,Okuku-,Ogoja for my both primary and secondary education.Also Kaduna Language Centre,Kauri, Kaduna State and Village du Benin, Lime Togo between 1970 to 1980
I proceeded to University of Calabar, Cross River State for my all degree,(B.A French,M.A Caribbean Literature in French, PhD African literature in French) between the period of 1980 to 2005.
I have worked in various organizations both ministry, secretary school, college of education, polytechnic,universites both within and outside the country. I am currently the Acting Head of department of French in Federal University of Lafia Nasarawa State.

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals