Pigeon English


Author: Stephen Kelman
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827074347
Category: Fiction
Page: 298
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Stephen Kelmans furioser Debütroman beginnt, wo Politik und Medien die Worte versagen. Er erzählt von Menschen, die sich von der Gesellschaft im Stich gelassen fühlen und dies nicht länger hinnehmen wollen. Auch Harry Opoku ist einer von denen im Abseits. Wenn Harry mit seiner Taube spricht, wenn er der Schnellste seiner Klasse ist und immer neue Farben im Haribo-Sortiment entdeckt, dann scheint alles ganz harmlos. Dann wird ein Nachbarsjunge auf offener Straße erstochen, und keinen kümmert's. Harry aber beginnt seine abstrusen Ermittlungen. Eine Geschichte voll unschuldiger Erfahrung, die der rauen Realität alles entgegenhält. »Pigeon English ist ein durch und durch aufklärerisches Buch - ohne zu moralisieren. Es geht einem zu Herzen - ohne sich in Kitsch und Pathos zu verlieren. Es hilft zu verstehen, wo die meisten Debatten kläglich versagen. Nicht zuletzt aber und vor allem ist dies ein wunderbarer Roman.« NZZ

Pigeon English


Author: Stephen Kelman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408826143
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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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. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.

Pigeon English & Man on Fire


Author: Stephen Kelman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408872315
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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For the first time the complete works of the Booker- and Guardian-shortlisted author Stephen Kelman are collected together in one digital box set. In Kelman's first novel, Pigeon English, Kelman narrates the powerful and unforgettable tale of Harrison Opoku. Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, Harri 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 in marker pen ? unaware of the threat growing around him. 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 breaks the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe and Harri will come face to face with the very real danger surrounding him. Man on Fire is a powerful and touching story of faith, forgiveness and second chances. John Lock has come to Mumbai to meet his destiny. He has fled the quiet desperation of his life in England to offer his help to a man who has learned to conquer pain, a world-record breaker who specialises in feats of extreme endurance and ill-advised masochism. Bibhuti Nayak's next record attempt ? to have fifty baseball bats broken over his body ? will set the seal on a career that has seen him rise from poverty to become a minor celebrity in India's city of dreams. But, as they take their leap of faith together, John learns more about life, and death, and everything in between than he had ever bargained for.

Pigeon English

Collection of Poems
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN: 9788172762223
Category: Indic poetry (English)
Page: 147
View: 8570

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Gcse Revision Notes for Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English - Study Guide

All Chapters, Page-By-Page Analysis
Author: Joe Broadfoot
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781516805280
Category:
Page: 86
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This book is aimed at GCSE students of English Literature who are studying Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English. The focus is on what examiners are looking for, especially since the changes to the curriculum in 2015, and here you will find each chapter covered in detail. I hope this will help you and be a valuable tool in your studies and revision.

9-1 Gcse Revison Notes for Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English

Study Guide All Chapters, Page-by-page Analysis
Author: Joe Broadfoot
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537428956
Category:
Page: 114
View: 332

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This book is aimed at GCSE students of English Literature who are studying Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English. The focus is on what examiners are looking for, especially since the changes to the curriculum in 2015, and here you will find each chapter covered in detail. I hope this will help you and be a valuable tool in your studies and revision.

Der Junge und die Taube


Author: Meir Shalev
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257603819
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Die Geschichte eines Jungen, der mitten im Krieg auf ungewöhnliche Weise gezeugt wurde, der seinen Vater nie kennenlernte und später alles über Vogelkunde und Taubenzucht wissen wollte.

Garner's Modern English Usage


Author: Bryan Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190491485
Category:
Page: 1120
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Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe. Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800. With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.

Liccle Bit. Der Kleine aus Crongton


Author: Alex Wheatle
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956142454
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 6831

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Lemar Jackson ist 14 Jahre alt, und obwohl er nur der Zweitkleinste in seinem Jahrgang ist, nennen ihn, zu seinem großen Missfallen, alle »Liccle Bit«. Jonah und McKay sind seine besten Freunde, und dennoch ziehen sie ihn ständig damit auf, dass er keine Chancen bei Mädchen hat. Erst recht nicht bei Venetia King, dem heißesten Mädchen der Schule. Umso erstaunter sind alle, als Venetia ihn bittet, ein Porträt von ihr zu zeichnen. Ist das etwa ein erstes Date? Doch auch Manjaro, der berüchtigte Anführer der Gang von South Crongton, beginnt auf einmal, sich für ihn zu interessieren, und bevor Lemar sich versieht, erledigt er kleine Aufträge für ihn. Als der erste Tote im Viertel auftaucht, erkennt Lemar, dass er schon viel zu tief in dem eskalierenden Bandenkrieg steckt und so auf keinen Fall weitermachen kann. Aber wie soll er seinen Kopf aus der Schlinge ziehen, die sich immer weiter zuschnürt?

Pidgin-English Sing-song

Or, Songs and Stories in the China-English Dialect
Author: Charles Godfrey Leland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: 139
View: 6158

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Das Testament der Jessie Lamb

Roman
Author: Jane Rogers
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641104068
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1580

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Was wäre, wenn eines Tages keine Kinder mehr geboren würden? Die junge Jessie Lamb lebt in einer Welt, in der jede Frau, die nach ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag schwanger wird, stirbt. Die Ursache ist ein bisher unerforschtes Virus, die Folgen sind katastrophal: Es werden keine Kinder mehr geboren, die Wissenschaft ist ratlos, und die Menschheit geht langsam, aber sicher ihrem Ende entgegen. Doch das kann und will Jessie nicht akzeptieren: Sie möchte dieser Welt etwas Gutes hinterlassen. Sie möchte neues Leben schenken, auch wenn das bedeutet, dass sie mit ihrem eigenen dafür bezahlen muss ...

Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism

Diversity and the Millennial London Novel
Author: M. Perfect
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137307129
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 221
View: 2761

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Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism analyses novels of the late 20th and early 21st centuries that explore ethnic and cultural diversity in London. It contributes to key, ongoing debates in literary and cultural studies and, in particular, to debates over the status and relevance of multiculturalism today.

Der Taubentunnel

Geschichten aus meinem Leben
Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843713421
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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»Mitreißend, unterhaltsam und spannend wie einen Thriller erzählt le Carré in Der Taubentunnel sein Leben.« Eckart Baier, Buchjournal Was macht das Leben eines Schriftstellers aus? Mit dem Welterfolg Der Spion, der aus der Kälte kam gab es für John le Carré keinen Weg zurück. Er kündigte seine Stelle im diplomatischen Dienst, reiste zu Recherchezwecken um den halben Erdball — Afrika, Russland, Israel, USA, Deutschland —, traf die Mächtigen aus Politik- und Zeitgeschehen und ihre heimlichen Handlanger. John le Carré ist ein exzellenter und unabhängiger Beobachter, mit untrüglichem Gespür für Macht und Verrat. Aber auch für die komischen Seiten des weltpolitischen Spiels. In seinen Memoiren blickt er zurück auf sein Leben und sein Schreiben. Die Memoiren eines Jahrhundertautors

The Nellie Bly Collection: the Books


Author: Tri Fritz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145687537X
Category: History
Page: 398
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NELLIE BLY (1864-1922) was a newspaper reporter who pioneered the fi eld of investigative journalism. Before women even had the right to vote, she fascinated readers around the world with her adventures. Collected for the first time in a single volume are Nellie Blys four published books: Ten Days In A Mad-House Nellie feigns insanity and is committed to the infamous asylum on Blackwells Island. In a stunning tale, she exposes abuse levied by doctors and nurses towards the poor women in their care. Around The World In 72 Days Nellie challenges Jules Verne and vows to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She encounters fascinating people and cultures, but also endures violent storms and obstacles that put her record and life at risk. Six Months In Mexico Nellie travels to Mexico to experience a country mostly unknown to 19th Century America. However, what starts as a travelogue becomes a story of government corruption with Nellie one step ahead of the Mexican police! The Mystery of Central Park Nellie Blys one and only novel. When young lovers Richard and Penelope fi nd a young womans body in New Yorks Central Park, they set out to solve a mystery that will test their wits and love for each other.

Melanesian Pidgin English language guide


Author: United States. Army Service Forces. Information and Education Division
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 22
View: 9122

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American Sign Language

A Student Text
Author: Dennis Cokely,Charlotte Baker-Shenk
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9780930323882
Category: Education
Page: 167
View: 3392

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The third volume in a three-volume guide that introduces beginning students to conversational American Sign Language (ASL).

The River of Golden Sand

The Narrative of a Journey Through China and Eastern Tibet to Burmah
Author: William John Gill,Henry Yule
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108019536
Category: History
Page: 534
View: 6957

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An 1880 report describing an expedition from Chengdu, China along the eastern edge of Tibet to Bhamo in northern Burma.

The Cruise of the Snark


Author: Jack London
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425001521
Category: Travel
Page: 420
View: 8431

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The author has narrated a two-year voyage aboard a ship. It is the account of wild sea storms, navigational doubts and sea-illnesses combined with the natural beauty. The amalgamation of terror and fascination renders beauty to the narrative. A book that testifies man's indefatigable courage and spirit.

Notes by a Naturalist on the Challenger


Author: Henry Nottidge Moseley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108074839
Category: History
Page: 648
View: 9789

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The Challenger Expedition of 1872-6 was conceived to examine the deep sea floor worldwide and disprove the theory of a 'dead zone' in the oceans below a certain depth. Using a modified Royal Navy ship, the expedition sailed nearly 70,000 nautical miles across the globe, collecting oceanographic data and marine specimens, and laying the foundations for the science of oceanography by later publishing fifty volumes of reports. The naturalist Henry Moseley (1844-91) recounts the voyage in this 1879 work, covering visits to many remote islands and the taking of samples at hundreds of locations. The voyage's achievements included the collection of over 4,000 new marine species and the discovery of the world's deepest ocean trench (Challenger Deep). Moseley's observations on native peoples also proved important as traditional cultures were changing rapidly at the time. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts, this narrative illuminates an adventure of great scientific significance.