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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Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

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. 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 17, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Son pote Hamoudi, un grand de la cite qui l’a connue alors qu’elle etait “haute comme une barrette de shit.

Translated, it’s a very easy read, basically YA, though for a reader of French around A-Level standard, the slang will take a bit of getting used to. The comparison with Catcher in the Rye and The Invisible Man is as much to suggest that this work deserves to become a French classic. Hamoudi, her closest friend, Their lives are moving in different directions, but the bond between them remains. That title must also give those tight-arsed asshats at kifd French Academy nightmares. View all 6 comments.

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. Ca, chez Fqiza, ca s’appelle le mektoub, le destin: Quotes from Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. This book is basically perfect. She lives with her mother in a tower block on the outskirts of Paris.


Subject-wise, it technically has that realist ‘worthiness’ characteristic of the IFFP – it’s about an impoverished French-Moroccan teenage girl living on a tough estate on the outskirts of Paris – but it’s not in vemain least dry, so ‘worthy’ wasn’t an adjective that occurred to me until afterwards. Please combine Kiffe kiffe geune 3 Aug 17, Aug 24, Antonomasia rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Doria holds it all together.

Born to parents of Algerian origin, she grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. Her father has returned to his Moroccan birthplace to find a new wife who will provide him with the son he so badly wants. There is love in her mother and friends, and she ends up with a teenage love. And I find it very interesting as an example of inner emotions changing rapidly – seeing in action the stuff covered by the scholarly field of the history of emotions I referred to the other day in reviewing Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen at Home.

Some contemporary readers may feel that a certain plot point demaiin more exploration and discussion, especially for teen readers: I do know that while the novel has no beginning, middle and end, there is no main narrative, it does give you a kirf of dd pie and ask that you taste it and make up your own mind about demajn much you like it.

Its American equivalent is Harlem or the ghetto, and yes, the ambivalence or just downright racism of the French to these members of the population is their equivalent of the white-black divide in America.

Finished reading this book Friday morning on my metro ride in to work. There are dark theme: To view it, click here.

One could now consider it as a reaction shaped by Doria’s dysfunctional family background – which must have been pretty bad as the family had a social worker although perhaps France allocates them when things are less bad than UK threshholds – or a lingering subconscious effect of the patriarchal culture she is in many other ways managing to shake off.

Jul 22, Sarah Hannah added it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Doria the teenaged narrator is witty; sarcastic; cyncical, yet a dreamer; funny, in a primarily ironic way; insightful; tender; irreverent; and swears brilliantly.


I love coming of age novels, but this protagonist is barely memorable. 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.

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” With the casual racism that she and her mother regularly encounter. Nov 15, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It’s an easy read and a fresh voice–I guarantee it’ll make you chuckle.

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On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape on the page. When her father leaves them and heads back to Morocco to find a woman who can give him a son, Doria and her mother must find a way to survive. And we see her at the end of the book change that attitude towards acceptance and love which is very refreshing. To ask xe readers questions about Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrowplease sign se.

I honestly don’t know what to think about this book. Her entire perception of the world was full of complaints about everything, it’s not until we’re over halfway through the book that she begins to show real emotion and it just made me so angry.

She has a black sense of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation. I loved her and I believed in her completely. 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.

The book demaij sense without knowing all these references, but Gufne enjoy finding out this sort of stuff. Not a great book at all. Doria a 15 ans, un sens aigu de la vanne, une connaissance encyclopedique de la tele, et des reves qui la reveillent.

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