After completing high school, Rémi Armand Tchokothe first studied general linguistics and English literature at the University of Buea / Cameroon where he received his B.A. in 2001. From 2002 to 2006 he studied African Studies, Literatures in African Languages and Sociology of Development gaining a master's degree in Bayreuth. After a parenting break, he was admitted to the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies in 2008. The subject of his doctoral dissertation, which he completed in 2012, was transgression in Swahili's Narrative Fiction and Reception. Based on the results of fieldwork in Nairobi, Eldoret, Dar es Salaam and Pemba, this work emphasizes the relevance of the perspective of literary sociology in the analysis of artworks by authors from Kenya and Tanzania.
Dr. Ing. Rémi Armand Tchokothe has been a member of the Akademischer Rat at the Department of African Studies II of the University of Bayreuth since 2013. He is also the 'Principal Investigator' in the Excellence Cluster “Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies”, a position he has held since 2017.
He was a visiting lecturer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2011); South Africa (2017) and Tunisia (2017-2018). Since 2016, he is associate professor at the Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche de Mayotte.
He has been laudator for the BIGSAS Journalism Prize (2015); Africa Speaker of the Integration Advisory Council of the City of Bayreuth (2017-2019); and has facilitated readings and discussions with writers like Mukoma wa Ngũgĩ ("Decolonising the Mind" - now!, Berlin 2018), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (Kenya); Kyallo Wamitila (Kenya); Said Ahmed Mohamed (Tanzania); Nassur Attoumani (Mayotte) and Boubacar Boris Diop (Senegal).