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MARLON JAMES selects Guardian playlist

Jamaican novelist MARLON JAMES has selected five songs - from WAYNE SMITH, GENERAL ECHO, SUPER CAT, BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS and SHABBA RANKS - to soundtrack his new book.

The special edition of The Guardian’s playlist focuses on his latest book: A Brief History of Seven Killings.

The novel starts with the 1976 attempt on BOB MARLEY’s life and moves onto the US in the 1990s.

Check out the full Guardian feature to read about and listen to the five key tracks that take in the era covered by the novel. 

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