Pigeon English


Stephen Kelman

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A Ghanaian term meaning frightening.

Hutious Quotes in Pigeon English

The Pigeon English quotes below are all either spoken by Hutious or refer to Hutious. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bloomsbury edition of Pigeon English published in 2011.
March Quotes

I live in Copenhagen House. My flat is on floor 9 out of 14. It's not even hutious. I can look from the window now and my belly doesn't even turn over.

I love going in the lift, it's brutal, especially when you're the only one in there. Then you could be a spirit or a spy. You even forget the pissy smell because you're going so fast.

It's proper windy at the bottom like a whirlpool. If you stand at the bottom where the tower meets the ground and put your arms out, you can pretend like you're a bird. You can feel the wind try to pick you up, it's nearly like flying.

Related Characters: Harrison Opoku (Harri) (speaker)
Related Symbols: Pigeons
Page Number: 5
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Hutious Term Timeline in Pigeon English

The timeline below shows where the term Hutious appears in Pigeon English. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...the white people and the old people.” There are men on stilts, which Harri finds hutious. Terry Takeaway steals a jar of hot dogs for his dog, Asbo, from the raffle... (full context)