Peter Nasser is a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) politician who collaborates with Josey Wales in planning the shooting at the Singer’s house. In the 1980 election, the JLP are victorious and Nasser becomes Prime Minister. Nasser is presented as having the negative qualities associated with politicians: he is corrupt, dishonest, power-obsessed, and––according to Josey––he confuses representing people with “owning” them.
Peter Nasser Character Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings
The timeline below shows where the character Peter Nasser appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 2, Sir Arthur George Jennings
Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 6
...sleep; something is troubling his spirit. He feels that Cubans have “infiltrated” Jamaica. Last year, Peter Nasser warned Papa-Lo to tell the community not to eat anything made with flour. Papa-Lo... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 10
...glass of juice to the floor and immediately sets off for Josey’s house. In January Peter Nasser called Papa-Lo for the last time, telling him the IMF (International Monetary Fund) were... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 4, Sir Arthur George Jennings
Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 7