Tanella Boni is Professor of Philosophy (University of Cocody-Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), as well as a poet, novelist and essayist. She has published around twenty works including Labyrinthe: Poèmes (1984), Une Vie de Crabe (1990), De L’autre Côté Du Soleil (1991), Les Baigneurs Du Lac Rose (1995), Matins De Couvre Feu (2005), Les Negres N’Iront Jamais Au Paradis (2006), La Ou Il Fait Si Clair En Moi (2017), Habiter Selon Tanella Boni (2018), Wangari Maathai, Celle Qui Guérit La Terre (2018), and Miriam Makeba, Une Voix Pour La Liberté (2018),
She was a programme director at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris from 1992 to 1998, and was also Director of Francophonie for the Ivorian Ministry of Culture from 2000 to 2002. Dr Boni has been a member of the International Network of Women Philosophers since 2007, and a member of the Management Committee for the FISP (International Federation of Philosophical Societies) since August 2008.
Dr Boni’s centres of interest are women’s issues and gender, human rights, arts and cultures, the relationship between ethics and politics, and the place of Africa in globalisation.