Pigeon English book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Lying in front of Harrison Opoku is a body, the body of one of hi. Knife Crime in Pidgin English is the debut novel by English author Stephen Kelman. It is told It went on to be shortlisted for ten awards, including the Guardian First Book Award, Desmond Elliott Prize, and Galaxy National Book Award. The story of Stephen Kelman's debut novel Pigeon English is the unlikeliest of fairytales. Not, however, for its protagonist, Harri Opoku.

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Harri is the man of the house until his father, baby sister Agnes, and grandmother Ama can afford to make the trip to join them. Harri takes his job seriously and will do anything to keep the evil away from his family—even if it means facing evil himself.

Harri looks up to his father, and when they have a chance to talk on the phone it means a lot.

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I love it when his voice is smiling, it means you did good. The victim was stabbed outside a fast-food joint for what looks like no apparent reason.

The police are stumped and seeking witnesses, but no one dares to come forward. Harri has two best friends. Together with his friend Dean, who is the expert because he watches all the crime shows, they become their own CSI team.

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman – review

Pigeon English shows how kids, even sensitive ones like Harri, process heavy subjects like death, violence, sex, and gangs. Harri is a friendly, sensitive, inquisitive young boy.

Just stay the way you are.

That danger is peer pressure. Where is the most common place to find peer pressure?

At school, or, to be more specific, in the schoolyard. Yet peer pressure, especially if it goes unchecked, goes beyond the schoolyard, beyond childhood, even affecting adults sometimes to the point that it will determine life or death. I don't think it has cancer though. I bought it because the cover was bo-styles. There was also a bit about an award. I read it right after I bought it.

It was on the train. The train takes one hour and twenty minutes to get to Waterloo. And then I was on the bus. And then another bus.

And all the time I read this book. It was pretty good. It was Yesterday I bought a book.

It was all about a kid named Harri. Harri lives in the council towers in London. He is from Ghana. He moved to England with his mother and his sister Lydia. His father, his grandma and the baby stayed behind. In England Harri makes a lot of friends. I liked them.

I wish the book was about them. He also has a pigeon.

He rescued it, and then he sees it all the time. Sometimes the pigeon talks to him.

The horrors of an inner-city childhood are given convincing voice in this debut novel

The letters are all slanted on these bits. We learned at school they are called 'italics'. I think maybe they come from Italy. These bits are stupid.

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Everyone agrees. It's like the pigeon is a guardian angel, or a messenger from God. Asweh, it's the craziest thing you ever saw! The rest of the book is Harri talking. Except the name on the cover is Stephen Kelman, not Harrison Opuku.

So I think it might be fake. Or maybe he's using a different name to hide from the killers. They do that on detective shows. Sometimes, it doesn't work.

The killers find them anyway, and kill them. There's a dead boy in this story. Harri and his friend Dean are trying to find out who killed him.But his life is changed forever when one of his friends is murdered.

And then I was on the bus.

As well as being included in school curricula, Pigeon English has been used to help encourage reading within prisons. Just stay the way you are. The pigeon bits are full of big words that make no sense. The writer made headlines last year when his manuscript for Pigeon English sparked a bidding war between 12 leading publishers.