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The Resource Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman

Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman

Label
Pigeon English
Title
Pigeon English
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kelman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe
Summary
When a basketball-playing classmate is killed in what seems to be a senseless act of violence, 11-year-old Ghana emigrant Harrison Opuku and his best friend, Dean, apply detective skills gleaned from popular television shows to gather clues only to stumble on the actual killer.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
390431
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelman, Stephen
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
550
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghanaians
  • Immigrant families
  • Boys
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000046702834
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Isbn
9781408810637
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman
Publication
Control code
000046702834
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 p.
Isbn
9781408810637
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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