Faïza Guène is a French writer and director. Born in Bobigny, France, in to parents of Algerian origin she is best known for her two novels, Kiffe kiffe demain and Du rêve pour les oufs. She has also directed several short films, including Rien que des mots. This Page is automatically generated based on what Facebook users are interested in, and not affiliated with or endorsed by anyone associated with the topic. in Faïza Guène’s Kiffe kiffe demain (), a novel about Faïza Guène, like Doria, her alter ego, feels like an anomaly mixed cultural identities who live in the banlieues de. Paris. resignation of kif-kif demain to embrace the novelty and.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That title must also give those tight-arsed asshats at the French Academy nightm The title of this book, Kiffe kiffe demainmust give translators nightmares. This book didn’t exist when Faiaa was doing A-levels, but Kiffe Kiffe plus an older classic would be a better choice than two of the latter, and certainly gives a less rarefied view of France than the likes of Marcel Pagnol.

Subject-wise, it technically has that realist ‘worthiness’ c [3. I read it last month and it has already slipped from my mind.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

I was kind of glad magazines have waned, but on the consumerism and fashion front, they seemed quite benign compared with what you hear about Instagram and teens now.

Not a great book at all. A funny, heartfelt story from a wise guy who happens to be a girl. Je sais pas que je veux dire. May 17, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Please combine Kiffe kiffe demain. Mom goes to adult literacy guenne, Doria tries to finish school but has some obstacles along the way. I love coming of age novels, but this protagonist is barely memorable.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. But the rich content, beautifully balanced with a great authorial touch, did balance that. He’s one of those people who think illiteracy is like AIDS. Contemporary fiction about immigrants, and about poorer people who aren’t struggling creatives in other European countries is something I’ve long wanted to read more of, but not much is translated.

A compelling peek into a world that I knew nothing about. Se fosse nata maschio, sarebbe stato tutti diverso secondo lei — e forse non ha neanche del tutto torto. She has a black sense of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation. The timing of this book was good, given the riots last year in the suburbs Finished reading this book Friday morning on my metro ride in to work.

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I l A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in dw projects outside of Paris. That title must also give those tight-arsed asshats at the French Academy nightmares.

Jul 22, Sarah Hannah added it Shelves: I know, they’re shitty prejudices. Quick read, and not boring-per-se, but I didn’t really think that the book was particularly insightful. But they are balanced by humour, emotional ties, and a wonderful sense of community.

Ca, chez Doria, ca s’appelle le mektoub, le destin: I have never understood why so many older child and teenage narrators pepper their stories with “I wish [really bad thing] would happen to [so and so]”. Born to parents of Algerian origin, she grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t remember thinking this about more than one or two people and it’s not like I was having a great time socially or at homeand I can’t ever remember other kids saying it.


French-born Moroccan adolescent girl growing up in poor suburbs around Paris with her Moroccan mother and absent father. How stupid is that? Lists with This Book. Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom in the projects of France in a North African community a few miles from “Last week, Mme DuThingy, the ikff worker from gene hall, came guwne to the house.

Her father has returned to his Moroccan birthplace to find a new wife who will provide him with the son he so badly wants. Doria holds it all together. If you like demqin look things up as you go, it means that this otherwise very straightforward book might not be the most convenient read for public transport. It struck me how this wouldn’t have seemed anything remarkable in fiction, or a magazine anecdote, kifv or even 10 years ago – although by then a similar reaction to being ‘ravished’ would have been considered off, and bad writing, by many.

With the casual racism that demaim and her mother regularly encounter. Jul 15, Ciara rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Doria a 15 ans, un sens aigu de la vanne, une connaissance encyclopedique de la tele, et des reves qui la reveillent. Aug 24, Antonomasia rated it really liked it Shelves: