Hanétha Vété-Congolo

Hanétha Vété-Congolo is a poet, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Bowdoin College, Maine and President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. She is affiliated to the Africa Academic Hub, the Africana, the Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx and the Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Programs of her institution. She is also Chercheure Associée at the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France (CRESEM/GRENAL, Langages et identités).

Her scholarship focuses principally on Caribbean and African thought, philosophy, literature, culture and orality and on discourses by women and about women of the Caribbean and, West and Central Africa. She is author of L’interoralité caribéenne: le mot conté de l’identité (Vers un traité d’esthétique caribéenne) and editor of Le conte d’hier, aujourd’hui : Oralité et modernité (Academia-L’Harmattan, 2014), Léon-Gontran Damas : Une Négritude entière (L’Harmattan, Espaces Littéraires, 2015) and, The Caribbean Oral Tradition (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016).

Her unpublished collection of poetry Womb of a Woman was Shortlisted for the 2014 Small Axe Literary Competition and, Avoir et Être : Ce que j’Ai, ce que je Suis and, Mon parler de Guinée were respectively published with Le chasseur Abstrait in 2009 and L’Harmattan, coll. Poètes des cinq continents in 2015.