A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

by

Marlon James

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Nina’s and Kimmy’s mother is a rather uptight woman who lives in Havendale with her husband. When the novel begins, her house has been robbed and she may have been raped. She is furious when she learns that Nina had sex with the Singer, claiming that Rastas are “dirty.” However, the fact that she doesn’t mind Kimmy dating Ras Trent suggests that the real issue is the fact that the Singer comes from a poor family in the ghetto.
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Nina’s Mother Character Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings

The timeline below shows where the character Nina’s Mother appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 4
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...like Nina’s family. The gunmen stole the family’s possessions, beat Nina’s father, and possibly raped Nina’s mother . The family called the police immediately, but they didn’t show up until the morning. (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 12
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...When she arrives, Kimmy opens the door, and Nina asks her mother what’s going on. Nina’s mother begins yelling at her, calling her a “whore” and accusing her of “debasing herself with... (full context)
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...much for their mother to bear. The three women yell at one another and eventually Nina’s mother shouts for her husband, Morris. She says that Nina must be infested with lice and... (full context)