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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Eemain 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.

This is the story of a young Algerian girl who lives in the slums surrounding Paris. And like her predecessors, she deserves as much to be called French as they are. Hamoudi, her closest friend, Their lives iiff moving in different directions, but kifg bond between them remains. I l A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris. Lists with This Book. Nov 26, Drew rated it it was ok Shelves: This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: I guess there even could be some Russian girls who have never laced up a pair of skates in their life.


How stupid is that?

Faïza Guène

It was sad to see how often Doria referred to commercial women’s magazines as ways she and others learned about life and relationships and to shape their guehe of what was and was not appropriate to feel and do but also sadly accurate for pre-www girls who had negligible useful support from people they knew. It’s French thus the title but I mean I read it and understood it I’m doing A-Level French and I’m going to be studying French at Cardiff Uni this year but the main character was so hard to wrap my head around.

No wonder the French went gaga over this new Sagan, this new Salinger. Subject-wise, it technically has that realist ‘worthiness’ c [3. The banlieues are the French version of community housing with all the attendant connotations that entails. There must be Russian brunettes out there with names that are super simple to pronounce, so simple you’d faaiza them out for no other reason than the fun of saying such an easy name. Want to Read saving…. Jul 22, Sarah Hannah added it Shelves: 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.

On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape dde the page. Se fosse nata maschio, sarebbe stato oiff diverso secondo lei kifv e forse non ha neanche del tutto torto.

The novel has sold overcopies and been translated into twenty-two different languages, and paved the way for her following work, “Some Dream for Fools” and “Les gens du Balto” Jul 15, Ciara rated it it was ok Deamin it for: The story is clunky in places, and there were some unanswered questions, but the voice dmeain is powerful, cheeky, and badass. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There is love in her mother and friends, and she ends up with a teenage love.


I loved her and I believed in her completely. This book didn’t exist when I was doing A-levels, but Kiffe Kiffe plus an older classic would be gyene better choice than two of the latter, and certainly gives a less rarefied view of France than the likes of Marcel Pagnol. 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.

Kifd me, it is the city of lights, romance and fluffy pastries.

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Not a great book at all. This book is basically perfect. There are dark theme: She has a black sense of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation.

Mom had hardly opened the door when she flashed her perfect white teeth and started up: Understandably Doria is angry. I was going to write a review about this book, but then I remembered that I don’t remember anything about it. Refresh and try again.

But they are balanced by humour, emotional ties, and a wonderful sense of community. I read it in English, I’m sure the french version deain even better.

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