Jane Bryce was born and brought up in Tanzania, and lived in Italy, the UK and Nigeria, before moving to Barbados to teach at the University of the West Indies in 1992. There she taught African literature and cinema and creative writing and was for twenty years editor of Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing. She is an active member of the Caribbean literary community as reviewer, editor and judge of literary competitions locally and regionally. She has published widely as a literary and cultural critic and her short stories have appeared internationally. She compiled and edited the anthology Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream (Macmillan UK: 2006) and is author of Chameleon and other stories (Peepal Tree Press, 2007). She has recently completed a memoir, Zamani: a Haunted Memoir of Tanzania.