A Brief History of Seven Killings, Melina Matsoukas, African American Art, African American Film, African American Women Artist, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Melina Matsoukas to adapt ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ for Amazon — book on race, class & politics in Jamaica | Shadow & Act She's direct videos for Beyonce and Rihanna, Issa Rae's Insecure — and now she's heading up a much needed-to-be-told story for Amazon Studios.



Melina Matsoukas will adapt Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. Matsoukas, who will also be an executive producer, is developing it as a series.

According to THR, who exclusively reported the news, “Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital day in multiple time periods. The novel looked at Jamaican politics, poverty, race, class and the volatile relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean, and traced the connection between CIA efforts to destabilize a left-wing Jamaican government in the 1970s to the brutal realities of gang wars in the Kingston ghettos and their spread to New York in the 1980s.”

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Melina Matsoukas, African American Art, African American Film, African American Women Artist, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Melina Matsoukas, African American Art, African American Film, African American Women Artist, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


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