Hi, I’m Kerry-Ann, the owner of Jamaican Echoes. I’m an all-around proud Jamaican wid a whole heap a passion ’bout history, Jamaican history in particular. No other subject intrigues me more than the history of my country and people. Jamaican Echoes is therefore an extension of my love of all things Jamaican from the historical point of view.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus, and a Master of Science (MSc.) in Disasters, Adaptation ad Development from King’s College London (KCL).
In addition to being an amateur historian of sorts, I’m the author of four books, one journal article and one chapter in an encyclopedia:
Harless, Nancy and Kerry-Ann Morris (eds.). To The Rescue: Stories from Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disasters. Kaplan Publishers, New York, 2009.
Living Well with Endometriosis: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You… That You Need to Know. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2006.
Dominican Republic (Countries of the World). Gareth Stevens Publishing, New York, 2004.
Jamaica (Countries of the World). Gareth Stevens Publishing, New York, 2003.
Morris, Kerry-Ann and Michelle Edwards (2008). Disaster Risk Reduction and Vulnerable Populations in Jamaica: Protecting Children Within the Comprehensive Disaster Management Framework (CDM). Children, Youth and Environments Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1
Mount Pelee Eruption (1902). In K. Bradley Penuel and Matthew Statler, Ph.D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief. SAGE Publications, California, 2011.
I currently live and work in Beijing, China within the disaster risk reduction field. Yep, I am thousands of kilometres away from the subject of my blog (around 14000 km!); but once there’s an internet connection available you, my dearest reader, will continue to receive guided tours about Jamaica’s exciting past, one post at a time.