The representation of Africa is a gift of women. It is women who gave Africa the gift of their shared experiences: stories, musings, memories and yes, cinema also. […] the gift is not a state if being; it is continually enacted, lived
— Teshome Gabriel, 2000, in Givanni (ed), p.102)
Florence AYISI was born in Cameroon, Central Africa. She obtained a degree in English from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. She moved to the UK for postgraduate studies in Film and Television where she obtained an MA in Producing and Directing, an MA in Theatre and Media Production, a Diploma in Television Production and Journalism and a Certificate in Higher Education (Cert Ed).
Florence has taught in several Higher Education institutions in the U.K. including University of Sunderland, Coventry University and University of Glamorgan.