Hanétha Vété-Congolo

Hanétha Vété-Congolo is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Bowdoin College, Maine, USA. She is President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and Membre d’honneur of the Groupe de Recherche et d’Études sur les Noirs d’Amérique Latine of the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia in France. A French Black studies and French postcolonial studies scholar whose research spans African, Caribbean, French and Gender and women studies, her most recent book, Nous sommes Martiniquaises. Pawòl en bouches de femmes châtaignes: une pensée existentialiste noire sur la question des femmes was published in 2020 (L’Harmattan). A poet, Vété-Congolo has published Avoir et Être : ce que j’Ai, ce que je Suis (Le Chasseur Abstrait, 2009) and Mon parler de Guinée (L’Harmattan, 2015). Her unpublished collection of poetry, Womb of a Woman was shortlisted for the 2015 Small Axe Literary Competition. Vété-Congolo has organized several international conferences, nationally and internationally. She teaches courses on culture, literature, philosophy, critical thought, gender and women from the French speaking world of the Caribbean and Africa.