Melissa Thackway has a Ph.D. from the University of Bath. Author of "Africa Shoots Back: Alternative Representations in Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film" (James Currey/Indiana University Press/David Philip, 2003), she has also has published numerous articles on francophone West African film. Based in Paris, she works as a freelance researcher, translator, and documentary filmmaker. She also lectures in African cinema at INALCO Paris.
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