Pigeon English

by

Stephen Kelman

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Fag Ash Lil Character Analysis

Fag Ash Lil is a woman who lives in Harri’s tower block, Copenhagen House. Harri believes that she is the oldest person he’s ever seen and estimates that she is about “200” years old. She earned her nickname because she picks up used cigarettes from the floor, and there is a rumor that she killed her husband and baked him into a pie.
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Fag Ash Lil Character Timeline in Pigeon English

The timeline below shows where the character Fag Ash Lil appears in Pigeon English. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
March
Home and the Immigrant Experience Theme Icon
Language, Culture, and Norms Theme Icon
Pluralism vs. Prejudice Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...at home watching DVDs and playing Xbox. Jordan spits on the buttons of the lift; Fag Ash Lil presses them and exclaims in horror. Harri is scared of Fag Ash Lil because she... (full context)
May
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
Language, Culture, and Norms Theme Icon
Pluralism vs. Prejudice Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
...tutufo. He thinks only men should have tattoos. While playing football, Harri and Jordan see Fag Ash Lil , who got her nickname because she picks up used cigarettes from the ground. Harri... (full context)
June
Innocence vs. Guilt Theme Icon
Masculinity, Violence, and Death Theme Icon
Harri accidentally gets in the lift with Fag Ash Lil and vows never to go in it again, claiming that he will use the stairs... (full context)