Jamaica

A reggae singer, a failed assassination and the turmoil of modern Jamaica

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An attempted murder on singer Bob Marley took place in Kingston, just prior to the general election and days before he was supposed to perform at the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions. The 1976 attack severely wounded Marley, his wife Rita and several others. Not much is known about the incident, but rumours about it ran rampant around the country. Marlon James’ novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” tells this story against the backdrop of the extreme violence and unrest that gripped Jamaica in the 1970’s. Through the voices of several characters, he dives deep into Kingston gangs, reggae music and CIA operatives over a span of three decades. Joining the programme Man Booker Prize contender Marlon James and panel of young Caribbean writers.


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