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What The Deejay Said: A Critique From The Street!, 2006, Learning By Choice Publications

What the deejay said: online reviews

Jamaica Gleaner Review

Additional review

Caribbean Beat Review

Whiteness Made Simple: stepping into the GREY zone, 2007, Learning By Choice Publications

CARRY-BEYOND REFLECTIONS: an audiography by Lezlee Lyrix, 2012, Learning By Choice Publications

The Uncanny Candroids, 2012, Learning By Choice Publications


  • Henry, W, A. & Worley, M. (eds), (2021) The SYSTEM is Sound: Narratives from beyond the UK Reggae bass-line, UK: Palgrave

  • Henry, W, A. (2012) Carry-Beyond Reflections: an audiography by Lezlee Lyrix, London: Learning By Choice Publications.

  • Henry, W, ‘Lez’. (2007) Whiteness Made Simple: stepping into the GREY zone, London: Learning By Choice Publications.

  • Henry, W, ‘Lez’. (2006) What The Deejay Said: A Critique From The Street!, London: Learning By Choice Publications.



  • Henry, W, A. (2020) ‘Schooling, education and the reproduction of inequality: Understanding Black and Minority Ethnic attitudes to learning in two London schools’

  • Henry, W, A. (2016) ‘Education and Schooling’ (in) ‘Theory of Society and Culture’,


  • Henry, W, A. (Autumn, 2015) ‘Goal Models: a pathway to educational change’, UWL Alumni Magazine.

  • Henry, W, A. (2015) ‘Griots, Rappers & Deejays’; ‘Reggae’; ‘Sociological Research Methodologies’; ‘Rastafarianism’; (in) Shujaa, M.J. & Shujaa, K.J. (Eds), Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications

  • Henry, W, A. (2012) ‘Reggae, Rasta and the role of the deejay in the Black British Experience’ (in) Contemporary British History (J) Vol 26. No 3. pp 33.

  • Henry, W. A. (2002) ’Crucial Robbie’, p; 84. ‘Jah Shaka’, p. 155; ‘Lovers Rock’, p. 185; ‘Macka B’, pp 189-190; ‘Mad Professor’, p. 190; ‘Music’, pp. 204-207; ‘Sound System Deejays’, pp. 286-287. (in) Donnell, A. (ed) Companion To Contemporary Black British Culture, London: Routledge.

  • Henry, W, A. (2002) ‘Projecting The Natural: Language And Citizenship In Outernational Culture’, Critical Urban Studies: Occasional Papers, London: Centre For Urban And Community Research, Goldsmiths College. pp 28.


Chapters in books

  • Henry, W, A. (2020 forthcoming) ‘Black Lives Matter, decolonisation, and the legacy of African enslavement’ (in) Isaacs, S. (ed) Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction. London: Routledge.

  • Henry, W A. & Back, L. (Dec 2020) ‘Reggae culture as local knowledge: mapping the beats on southeast London streets’ (In) Henry, W, A. & Worley, M. (eds), (2020) The SYSTEM is Sound: Narratives from beyond the UK Reggae bass-line, UK: Palgrave

  • Henry, W, A. (2020), ‘Who feels it knows it! Alterity, identity and ‘epistemological privilege’: challenging white privilege from a black perspective within the academy’, in Thomas, D & Arday, J. (eds) Doing Diversity for Success in Higher Education: Towards a Decolonial Pluriversity, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Henry, W, A. (2020), ‘While nuff ah right and rahbit, we write and arrange: Deejay lyricism and the transcendental use of the voice in alternative public spaces in the UK’ (in) Webb, J. Westmaas, R. Kaladeen, M. & Tantam, W. (eds), Memory, Migration and (De)colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond. London: University of London Press.

  • Henry, W. A. (2020), ‘In memory of Madiba: Understanding Mandela as a popular cultural icon’, in 'Groundings between Brothers & Sisters. Continental and Transnational Africans in Dialogue’, Williams, E. (ed), Manchester: Manchester University Press. (Submitted awaiting review)

       Henry, W, A. & Mullings-Lawrence, S. (2017), ‘Silence is virtual’, Youth violence, belonging, death and mourning’ (in) Subcultures                 Network (ed), Youth culture and social change: making a difference by making a noise, UK: Palgrave.

  • Henry, W, A. (2012) ‘Shades of consciousness: from Jamaica to the UK’ (in) Hall, R. (ed) The Melanin Millennium: Skin Color as the 21st Century International Discourse, Michigan, USA: Springer.

  • Henry, W, A. (2010) ‘Conceptualisation and effects of social exclusion, racism and discrimination and coping strategies of individuals and families’ (in) Hylton, C. & Ochieng, B. (eds) Black Families in Britain as the Site of Struggle, Manchester University Press. pp 169-187.

  • Henry, W, ‘Lez’. (2005) ‘Echo chamber: dialogue with William (Lez) Henry’ (in) Beckford, R. Jesus Dub: Theology, Music and Social Change, London: Routledge. pp 101-112.

  • Henry, W, A. (2005) ‘Projecting The Natural: Language, Citizenship and Representation In Outernational Culture’ (in) Besson, J. and Olwig, K. F. (eds) Caribbean Narratives of Belonging: Fields Of Relations, Sites of Identity, London: Macmillan Press Ltd. pp 280-297.

  • Henry, W, A. (2005) ‘British Deejay Culture – a Voice of the ‘the Voiceless’ Black Inner-city Youth’ (in) Anderson, M. Lithman, Y, G. & Sernhede, O. (eds) Youth, Otherness and the Plural City: Modes of belonging and Social Life, Göteborg, Sweden: Daidalos. pp 321-343.

  • Henry, W, A. & Back, L. (2003) ‘‘Chatting For Change!’ interview with William (Lez) Henry’, (in) Back, L. & Bull, M. (eds) The Auditory Cultures Reader, Oxford: Berg. pp 435-449.


Other writings

       History Month Exhibition, on behalf of ‘Made In Lewisham’, London.

  • Henry, W, A. (2019) Wrote the introduction for the Reggae Music Exhibition at the

       ‘Youth Club I Museum of Youth Culture’ London. 

  • Henry, W, A. (2018) Wrote Introduction for 'Voices From The Front Line', published by

       198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery: London.

  • Henry, W, A. (2018) Wrote Preface and a poem entitled ‘Di Grenfell Fire ah Murder’,

       in Emmanuelle, P. (ed), Poetry 4 Grenfell: Voices from Da Grove and Latimer, London:

       Kamitan Arts.

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