About the author
Dr. Henry W. Anderson was born in Dangriga, Belize. He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.
After medical internship in Nassau, The Bahamas, he returned home to practice where he had his Private Practice Clinic for over twenty years. He was also posted as District Medical Officer for the Stann Creek District. He has served Belize in other ways. He was a soldier in the British Honduras Volunteer Guards. In politics, he contested both municipal and general elections. As a diplomat, he was stationed in Washington D.C. and in Guatemala City. He has been nominated to several Boards and is a Justice of the Peace.
Nine of Dr. Anderson's works have been published and are available as printed books, print-on-demand books, and e-books. For more information, please go to jabirubooksbelize.com.
The late Ambassador Edward A. Laing wrote: "Mastery over form and catholic technique are staples in this poet's work, which is very accessible." Belizean writer Emory King contributed: "Your poems indicate a depth of thought and a way with words that is rare in this age of sound-bytes and digest opinions." The Reporter Press stated: "Every now and then, a Belizean writer produces a cerebral work that is so intellectually stimulating that it leaves one staring beyond the book and into space." Minister of Education, C. B. Hyde wrote on Ode to the One-Eyed Lady: "I have come to the conclusion that this is a great book, not because it is enjoyable and easy to read, although it is, but it is, perhaps, the best book ever written on the
subject with which it deals (the hurricane)."
Dr. Anderson was the first medical student to be awarded the 'Use of English Prize' at the
University of the West Indies.
Dr. Anderson is married to Stephanie, née Gegg-Grange and they presently reside in Minnesota. They have four children: Fayemarie, Henry, Aaron, Terés; fourteen grandchildren: Kiara, James, Christian, Nyreh, Mia, Jasz, Terés, Ria, Caroline, Cynthea, Henry, Isak, Marcel, Markus; and three great-grandchildren, Makenna, Malia, and Realeigh.