Babylon is a Jamaican patois word that refers to the police, and also more broadly to what is perceived as the corrupt, oppressive system of government, the law, and prison.
Babylon Term Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings
The timeline below shows where the term Babylon appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 3