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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I’ve never read a story about this group in France–preferring to focus on the artisan and historical stories–and I found the story to be full of rage, Americanisms and sadness. This is one of those books you can open to any page and find a great one liner, a perfect observation or a memorable incident. Return to Book Page. Les assistantes sociales de la mairie qui defilent chez elle parfaitement manucurees.

May 17, Meaghan rated it it was ok 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.

This is the story of a young Algerian girl who lives in the slums surrounding Paris. I know, they’re shitty prejudices. The story is clunky in places, and there were some unanswered questions, but the voice here is powerful, cheeky, and badass. To me, it is the city of lights, romance and fluffy pastries.


He’s one of those people who think illiteracy is like AIDS. The curious and open minded. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Wonderful and fast read because the style is so engaging. And it was lovely to meet Doria and Yasmina. Born to parents of Algerian origin, kkff grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. I love coming of age novels, but this protagonist is barely memorable.

Apr 23, Annabelle rated it really liked it. Shopkeepers, neighbours, aunties … Yes, community is so important.

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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 social worker from city hall, came back to the house. Aug 24, Antonomasia rated it really liked it Shelves: Nabil le nul qui lui donne des cours particuliers et en profite pour lui voler son premier baiser.

Jan 20, Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Je sais pas que je veux dire. I am headoverheels in love with this novel!

Mom goes to adult literacy training, Doria tries to finish school but has some obstacles along the way. 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. Consiglio vivamente di leggere questo libro anche solo per capire meglio la situazione in cui si trovano molti giovani che vivono nelle banlieue, soprattutto in quelle parigine, che alla fine sono quasi periferie come tante altre.

A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris. Narrator Doria’s voice may grate for some readers and the ending is perhaps a bit too neat in that YA faizaa.

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Doria er en fantastisk smart jente, og alt hun forteller sluker jeg med stor leselyst. Jan 02, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: She has a black sense of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation. Jul 15, Ciara rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Peu importe, “Maman et moi on s’en fout de pas faire partie de la jet-set. That title must also give those tight-arsed asshats at the French Academy nightmares.


Not technically published as YA, apparently, but I will be assigning it gueje my class for its hella resonance. To view it, click here. This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: This book is basically perfect. Please combine Kiffe kiffe demain. I enjoyed this book a lot. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No, real ice skating, like in the Olympics, with the most beautiful classical music, guys from all over the world who judge your performance like they do at school, and whole stadiums to cheer even if you go splat like a steak.

No wonder the French went gaga over this new Sagan, this new Salinger. Kifv 15, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem? Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom kigf the projects of France in a North African community a few miles from Paris.

This is her first book. Written guehe the no nonsense a bit rash style of a teenager the book grabs you from beginning to end. Finished reading this book Friday morning on se metro ride in to work.