A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

by

Marlon James

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Rasta Tam Term Analysis

A Rasta tam is a crocheted cap worn by Rastafarians, usually men. The caps often come in the colors red, green, yellow, and black, symbolizing both the Jamaican flag and pan-Africanism/black power.
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Rasta Tam Term Timeline in A Brief History of Seven Killings

The timeline below shows where the term Rasta Tam appears in A Brief History of Seven Killings. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 11
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...sitting by a hotel pool when Mark arrives, wearing red, green and gold with a Rasta tam on his head. Mark is rude to the Jamaican waiter, who calls him “Mr. Brando.”... (full context)