** Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman


I’m a little tired of novels told from an unusual point of view, and Pigeon English, told by a young Ghanaian immigrant in a grim UK housing project unfortunately fell in that category. So I was not able to muster much enthusiasm for the musings of the boy who is investigating a friend’s brutal murder, despite its many fresh observations on language and the mores of his adopted country

I did learn some Ghanaian slang, though. Hutious means scary, apparently, and that boy lives in a hutious place.

 

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