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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We all need to read it to understand the massacre at Charlie Hebdo. Great perspective on class, gender and xenophobia in France, but given in a mostly humorous instead of tragic way. Want to Read saving…. Hamoudi, her closest friend, Their lives are moving in different directions, but the bond between them remains.
Quotes from Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. Il se mariera sans les inviter? Doria holds it all together. There must be Russian brunettes out there with names that are super simple to pronounce, so simple you’d shout them out for no other reason than the fun of saying such an easy name. 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.
Nov 15, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This book didn’t exist when I 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. It only exists in Africa. I read it last month and it has already slipped from my mind.
Please combine Kiffe kiffe demain 3 Aug 17, 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. 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.
Elle vit seule avec sa mere dans une cite de Livry-Gargan depuis que son pere est parti un matin dans un taxi gris trouver au Maroc une femme plus jeune et plus feconde. 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.
Now she has a whole new motto: 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.
Un roman plein de seve et d’humour. The story is clunky in places, and there were some unanswered questions, but the voice here is powerful, cheeky, and badass. To ask other readers questions about Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrowplease sign up.
This book is basically perfect. No, real ice skating, like in the Olympics, ve 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. Understandably Doria is angry.
Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom in the projects of France in a North African community a faaiza miles from “Last week, Mme DuThingy, the social worker from city hall, came back to the house. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To view it, click here. This woman, she’s really a shit-stirrer.
Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène
I love coming of age novels, but this protagonist is barely memorable. The banlieues are the French version of community housing with all the attendant connotations that entails.
May 17, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Her father has returned to his Moroccan birthplace to find a new wife who will provide him with the son he so badly wants. The voice of the young girl is sometimes angry but it is an anger that is directed to the injustices that ar A very accurate representation of the life of Arabic Immigrants in France.
Written in the no nonsense a bit rash style of a teenager the book grabs you from beginning to end.
A very accurate representation of the life of Arabic Immigrants in France. Lists with This Book. The kkff of Doria is utterly compelling – belligerant yet vulnerable; cynical yet heart-breakingly naive – I would have happily spent twice the length of the book again inside her head.
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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” Doria er en fantastisk smart jente, og alt hun forteller sluker kff med stor leselyst. I was going to write a review about this book, but then I remembered that I don’t remember anything about it.