Jerri Dell

Traveler ~ Writer ~ Educator

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Growing up in a literary family, I’d always expected to write books as my prolific novelist grandfather did. But for thirty years, working in international development while raising a family left me little time to write. But when I retired, I found the time. In 2017, I published Blood Too Bright, a book about my grandfather’s life in Greenwich Village. I recently completed “Expecting the World,” a memoir about my years in Africa, Asia and South America working with village women, which is now with the publisher! I also blog on topics as diverse as writing, family, art, farms, memoir, and living abroad. 

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Expecting the WorldLearning from Women in Left-Out Places is a memoir of my unlikely thirty-years in the male-dominated World Bank, taking a new approach to international development. It is an intimate account of my work and travel in the bustling cities and dusty villages in Africa, India, and Peru, and what I learned from the women there.

My story takes place in the last three decades of the twentieth century, encompassing world events that took place during those tumultuous years: the politics of oil, war in the Mideast, and the Egypt-Israeli peace accords of the 1970s; the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981; Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990; and the horror of September 11, 2001.

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Cão d’Agua – The Noble Water Dog

Cão d’Agua – The Noble Water Dog

On a warm day in Western Maryland about fifteen years ago, my husband Terry,our friends Meg and Dave and I decided to eat outdoors at the Rocky Gap Resort. Chatting on our way from Dave’s car to the lobby, we were surprised to see dozens of dogs racing about...

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Cegonha Branca

Cegonha Branca

As my husband Terry knows well, I have a tendency to live in my head and frequently fail to notice what’s in front of me. Had it not been for Terry calling attention to the nests high above the highway while driving back from a visit to the west coast of Portugal last...

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Azulejos

Azulejos

Azulejo is a lovely Portuguese word that rolls off the tongue in a way that its English translation "tile" just doesn’t. But in Portugal the azulejo is much more than a tile, it is iconic of Portuguese culture. For centuries, azulejos have embellished  Portuguese...

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