About the Speakers
Edwidge Danticat (Haiti – lives/works in the United States) is a Haitian American author whose works focus on the lives of women. She also addresses issues of national identity, power, injustice and diaspora politics.
Patrick Chamoiseau (Martinique – lives/works in Martinique) is a French Caribbean author. He won several awards and distinctions among which the Prix Goncourt and was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is the author of the Éloge de la créolité « In Praise of Creolness » alongside with Jean Bernabé and Raphaël Confiant.
Michael Dash (Trinidad and Tobago– lives/works in New York City) is a Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture who focuses on the work of Edouard Glissant and the Caribbean – specifically Haitian culture.
Yarimar Bonilla (Puerto Rico – lives/works in the United States) is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment, which gave inspiration to the curators’ definition of “Hétéronomonde”. She explores the notions of sovereignty, citizenship, and race in the Americas.