Pigeon English

by

Stephen Kelman

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Chanelle is a friend of Lydia and Miquita. She and Miquita get into a violent fight in school, and it is implied that this is because Chanelle threatened to tell someone that Killa stabbed the dead boy. Miquita almost kills her by pushing her throw a window, but the teachers intervene.
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Chanelle Character Timeline in Pigeon English

The timeline below shows where the character Chanelle appears in Pigeon English. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
March
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
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Pluralism vs. Prejudice Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...stab them in the eyes with a fork. Harri looks through the peephole and sees Chanelle and Miquita on the other side. He opens all the locks on the door and... (full context)
May
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
Language, Culture, and Norms Theme Icon
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Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
Harri takes Miquita and Chanelle’s fingerprints from their glasses of juice. He doesn’t take Lydia’s because she’s not a suspect.... (full context)
June
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...hasn’t used it yet as he’s saving it for “emergencies” only. At lunchtime, Miquita and Chanelle have a massive fight. Miquita calls Chanelle a “fucking skank” and yells “You ain’t gonna... (full context)
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...his phone, while Killa looks worried and walks away alone. Dizzy encourages Miquita to throw Chanelle through the window, and Miquita begins dragging her toward it, screaming “You best keep your... (full context)
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...and Miquita is smoking. Miquita says Lydia is a “good girl” who keeps quiet, unlike Chanelle. Harri sees the marks on Miquita’s hands where Killa has burned her with his lighter,... (full context)
July
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
Language, Culture, and Norms Theme Icon
Pluralism vs. Prejudice Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...lighter, calling her “weak.” Miquita boasts that she can’t be weak after how she beat Chanelle. Miquita leaves, and Harri locks the door behind her. He gets a fresh pack of... (full context)