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What the Deejay Said

A Critique from the Street!

Essay by William Henry

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2006 Nu-Beyond 978-0955409400 English

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Summary

Dr. William (Lezlee Lyrix) Henry, presents the first book ever written by a Reggae Dancehall Deejay, that explains the central role Jamaican culture played in shaping the black cultural politics of the 1970s and 1980s in the UK. He challenges and refutes much that was said about black youths during this period by 'experts' on race and successfully combines autobigraphical reflections with the lyricism of many of the pioneers who 'chatted' on Reggae Sound Systems. This book documents for the first time a 'hidden history' of the black expereince in Britain that shows how black youth were not content to merely resist institutionalised racism, in the land of their birth, but laid the foundations to transcend it as well. A must read for for all students of life.

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