A Reggae Dialogue – with Deanne Bell

Tuesday 19 October 2021

In ‘An Open Letter to Bob Marley: Time to Create Reggae Dialogues ’ Deanne argues that juxtaposing the poetry and philosophy of conscious reggae music against social realities and in dialogue with decolonial theory could “if perceived deeply, crack open collective consciousness about the psychic underpinnings of Babylon [coloniality], dismantling our denial of its structures.”


Come, let us dialogue with selections from Bob Marley and The Wailers anti-racist oeuvre, decolonial theory, how we understand racism and with Deanne .

Bio: Deanne Bell comes to decolonial and anti-racism work through liberation psychology, critical community psychology and ecopsychology. She is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

Increasingly persuaded that the route out of racism begins with a radical increase in critical consciousness of coloniality Deanne’s work focuses on revealing how coloniality operates and affects psychic life. She uses a decolonial framework both within the university, where she is involved with decolonising the university, and more broadly where she continues to study the effects of coloniality on the majority world.

Image by Toni Reed at Unsplash.

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