Jane Bryce is a Professor of African Literature and Cinema at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Born in Tanzania, she was educated there and in the UK before gaining her PhD in Nigeria. She has been a freelance journalist and fiction editor and has published in a range of academic journals and essay collections, specializing in popular fiction, contemporary African fiction, representations of gender, cinema and visual culture. Her current research focuses on popular cinema, as well as new publishing platforms and outlets for creative writing in different parts of Africa. She also writes creatively and is working on a memoir of colonial Tanzania.