Last night Jamaican Marlon James won the prestigious Man Booker prize for his book ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’.
The book was inspired by the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 1970s. Find out more about the story here https://youtu.be/CDPf2dPzqdQ. Michael Wood, chair of the judges, described A Brief History of Seven Killings as the “most exciting” book on the shortlist.
The 680-page epic was “full of surprises” as well as being “very violent” and “full of swearing”.
James was announced the £50,000 winner on Tuesday night at London’s Guildhall.
He is the first Jamaican author to win the Man Booker Prize. Receiving the award, he said a huge part of the novel had been inspired by reggae music.
(copy taken from BBC website.)
Here is a Bob song to finish this post- ‘Iron, Lion, Zion’ https://youtu.be/CDPf2dPzqdQ.