A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

by

Marlon James

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Duppy is a patois word meaning ghost or spirit.

Duppy Quotes in A Brief History of Seven Killings

The A Brief History of Seven Killings quotes below are all either spoken by Duppy or refer to Duppy. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Riverhead edition of A Brief History of Seven Killings published in 2014.
Part 1, Chapter 11 Quotes

I didn't want to fuck him, none of that nasty batty boy business, I just wanted to go inside him like a duppy and move when he move and buck when he buck and wind when he wind and feel myself pull out little by little by little and ram back in hard then soft, fast then slow. Then I wanted to be the woman. I just need to fucking breathe.

Related Characters: Bam-Bam (speaker), Weeper
Page Number: 80
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Duppy Term Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Part 4, Chapter 6
Violence vs. Peace Theme Icon
Masculinity, Sexuality, and Homophobia Theme Icon
Politics, Power, and Corruption Theme Icon
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...with an old friend called A-Plus, who looked at him as if he was a duppy. A-Plus explained that Weeper claimed to have killed Tristan in New York. Tristan and A-Plus... (full context)