Author Archives: Derek A. Bardowell

Derek A. Bardowell

About Derek A. Bardowell

Derek A Bardowell is a writer and commentator on Black culture, manhood and sport. He has contributed to the BBC, MTV, Time Out and The Source, and he was Director of Education at the Stephen Lawrence Trust.
Sons of Jamaica

The Half That Has Never Been Told

DEREK BARDOWELL explores the mystifying journey of mercurial reggae artist Sizzla, and finds himself facing a series of uncomfortable questions about art, politics and faith. Continue reading

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Walk the walk – Stringer Bell

Walking With Soulless Haste

Walking while black, Derek Bardowell looks at how racism pervades every part of the street, subtly pressed into the corners and curbs of London. Continue reading

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Ninja Man, Maybe this Christmas out on bail...

Out Pon Bail

A Boxing Day tradition with Derek Bardowell, reggae, the Sting concerts, Youtube and a little longing for Jamaica. Continue reading

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Can’t, Don’t, Never … the Melancholy of Manhood

In a world of Akin and Assange, Derek Bardowell looks at manhood and misogyny and the culture of rape. Continue reading

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No Look Past: A Story from London 2012

As the 2012 Games wind to a close, Derek A Bardowell reflects on being black, British, and a fan of sports. Continue reading

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