Author Archives: D K Powell

About D K Powell

British freelance journalist, author, writer, editor, musician, educational consultant. I lived with Wifey, Thing I (daughter) & Thing II (son) in Bangladesh for 5-6 years working for an NGO called LAMB. Wifey led the Hospital Rehab department and I used to teach O levels at the school before going full-time as a freelance writer in 2013. Now we're back in the UK learning how to be British again. When not writing or editing, I'm busy trying to complete a Masters degree in Intercultural relations in Asian Contexts and reading way too many books at once. I also drink tea - lots of it.

Porn and the internet – a thoughtful review of ‘The Butterfly Effect’ by Jon Ronson

Unusually, I am sharing a book review written on my writing blog here. Normally I keep the two blogs separate but, from time to time, I write something which I think is worth sharing on both. Jon Ronson’s book may … Continue reading

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The Pukur and thoughts on the Rohingya situation

As a few of you know, last month I began a new book project using the Patreon site. I’m publishing the first (official) drafts of my novel set in Bangladesh – ‘The Pukur’ – one chapter per month to subscribers … Continue reading

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The Seven-year Itch

Facebook told me today that I started my first blog seven years ago today. It wasn’t this one but after a few posts the site I was using stopped working properly and I switched to WordPress. I never looked back! … Continue reading

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Why we are all extremists

This article is part of a series of political and religio-sociological essays intended to provoke thought and discussion. You can find the first here. “The myth of the age is that it is possible to hold an accurate, fact-based or … Continue reading

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When the Apple Junkie came to stay

Blogging was one of my very first ventures into writing. Back in 2010, when I started to pursue this as a potential career, all the best advice was: write a blog. It was good advice. I honed my craft, spoke … Continue reading

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