Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Prof Dr Shumirai Nyota

Prof Dr Shumirai Nyota
Guest Researcher
shumirai.nyota (at), snyota (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Afrikanische Literaturen und Kulturen
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Prof. Nytoa will be a guest of the Department of African Literatures and Cultures from July 1 to December 31, 2019 as an AvH scholarship holder.


Shumirai Nyota is a Professor of Linguistics at Great Zimbabwe University in Zimbabwe. She has been teaching at University level since 2001 and has held the following posts of responsibility; Chairperson of Department, Dean of Studies and Research Chair. Nyota holds a BA. Gen, BA. Hons. (University of Zimbabwe), Honours BA, MA. and Dlit et. Phil. in African Languages (University of South Africa). Her research interests include Semantics, Sociolinguistics and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. He current research project is entitled: “How to do things with Shona Parallel Proverbs: A Speech Act Theory Analysis of Shona Postproverbials”