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Think of Jamaica as an island of smiley, laid-back rastas slinging rum on calm beaches? A Brief History of Seven Killings will serve as a Third World wake-up call.

Book review: Marlon James’ 'Brief History' offers a violent and fictionalized Jamaican tale

October 22nd, 2014

Think of Jamaica as an island of smiley, laid-back rastas slinging rum on calm beaches? A Brief History of Seven Killings will serve as a Third World wake-up call.

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