Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow is the first novel by Faëza Guène, who was only nineteen when it was published in The book was embraced and celebrated in France. Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. Faiza Guene, Author, trans. from the French by Sarah Adams. Harcourt $13 (p) ISBN Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow is written by Faïza Guène, a young French woman of Algerian origin, who wrote the book when she was nineteen, and.

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I have worked with many underprivileged students who have the same out look on life as Doria, the narrator.

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone. Nov 26, Drew rated it it was ok Shelves: She turns all the stereotypes about immigrants held by people like her mother’s boss, Mr.

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” She has a black kiiffe of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation. Jan 20, Kigfe rated it really liked it Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Doria the teenaged narrator is witty; sarcastic; cyncical, yet a dreamer; funny, in a primarily ironic way; insightful; tender; irreverent; and swears brilliantly.

Doria er en fantastisk smart jente, og alt hun forteller ikffe jeg med stor leselyst. Jan 02, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: This novel had me daydreaming a little at first, but I was certainly absorbed once I got into it. Jan 22, Fabian rated it it was amazing. Somewhat bleak but interesting story, doubly worth reading since the shootings at Charlie Hebdo.


Things are bleak all around, but eventually, they improve for her and her mother. Seeing how others live in hardship is an enlightening experience. Not technically published as YA, apparently, but I will be assigning it to my class for its hella resonance.

Overall, not a great book, maybe not even a good book, but perhaps a necessary book. Trouble is, our scriptwriter’s got no talent.

Finished reading this book Friday morning on my metro ride in to work. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. There are dark theme: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Her father has returned to his Moroccan birthplace to find a new wife who will provide him with the son he so badly wants. Consiglio vivamente di leggere questo libro anche solo per capire meglio la situazione in cui si trovano molti giovani kifffe vivono nelle banlieue, soprattutto in quelle parigine, che kicfe fine sono quasi periferie come tante altre.

Another copy I picked up at the office Un roman plein de seve et d’humour. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

Doria is a lot like every other teenage girl, but at the same time, she’s much different. How stupid is that? Born to parents of Algerian origin, she grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. I bought this book for class and ended up enjoying it.

Subject-wise, it technically has that realist ‘worthiness’ c [3. When I read a novel, I expect the scenes to eventually build up to a climax, rather than just be strung together.

He thought I’d forged my mom’s name on the slip. The first-person contemporary narrative, translated from the French, is touching, furious, sharp, and very funny. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. She’s strong and she deals with everything as it comes along, no matter how hard it is. Quotes from Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. 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.

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A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Please try again later.