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Dr. Rémi Tchokothe

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
African Linguistics II

Rémi Armand Tchokothe is an Assistant Professor in African Linguistics, and Literatures in African Languages. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and English Literature from the University of Buea (2001) and a Magister Artium in African Linguistics, Literatures in African Languages and Development Sociology from the University of Bayreuth (2006).

He was on parental leave from July 2006 to March 2008. From April 2008 to March 2012 he was a Research Associate at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. In this framework, he wrote his dissertation Transgression in Swahili Narrative Fiction and its Reception (published with Lit Verlag, 2014). 

He was a visiting lecturer at the Université de Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), at the Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherches de Mayotte, at the Université de Sousse (Tunisia) and at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa).

Rémi Tchokothe is married and has three children.

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Selected Conference Papers


“Balladur Visa” or “Visa to Death”? (Re) exploring ‘Migration’ to Europe via the Comoros Archipelago. International Conference on (Re) Creating a Global Literary Canon, University of Vienna.


African Youth Languages: from Stigma to Decolonial Assertion. 7th Humanities Korea International Conference, The Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.


Archiving collective memories and (dis)owning. 11th Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA, Gainesville, Florida.


Le Swahili: Langue d’Écriture, Langue de Lecture? Enseigner les littératures minorées. Politiques, supports et pratiques, Inalco, Paris.


Panel Convenor “From Home to Home: African Urban youth languages in the Diaspora”. 8th World Congress of African Linguistics (Wocal), Kyoto.


Alternative Cultural Development Agency: The case of Mediating Afrophone Literature. Creating African Futures in an Era of Global Transformations: Challenges and Prospects. Codesria 14th General Assembly, Dakar.


La Réception et la Question de la Chaîne du Livre. Inaugural Conference of the Département des Lettres du Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche de Mayotte. Dembéni.


Dealing with Reception Deception. 14th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL), Turin.


Taking Afrophone Literatures outside the “Periphery”. American Comparative Association annual meeting, New York.


Revisiting Decolonising the Mind.  Revisiting the first International Congress of Africanists in a Globalised World, Institute of African Studies, Accra.


Le Kiswahili et la Globalisation Culturelle. 2ème Journées Universitaires de Mbujimayi.  Les langues Africaines à l’Ère de la Globalisation, Université de Mbujimaji.


Texte Swahili et Terrain Lushois. Colloque final Agence Nationale de la Recherche: L’objet swahili: la voie et l’horizon, Bordeaux.


Quand l’Auteur tue le Critique! Congrès International de l’Association pour l’Étude des Littératures Africaines.  L’auteur, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen.


Intertextuality or ‘Felicitous Borrowings’? 23rd Swahili Colloquium, Bayreuth.

Dr. Rémi Tchokothe

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
African Linguistics II

Regional foci: Mayotte, Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon.

Dr. Rémi Tchokothe

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
African Linguistics II


Dr. Rémi Tchokothe

Faculty of Languages & Literatures
African Linguistics II

Dr. Rémi Tchokothe
Assistant Professor, African Linguistics II

University of Bayreuth 
Literatures in African languages 
95440 Bayreuth 
Room: 1.28 (GW I)

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3578
E-mail: remi.tchokothe@uni-bayreuth.de

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