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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One person found this helpful. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It struck me how this wouldn’t have seemed anything remarkable in fiction, or a magazine anecdote, 20 or even 10 years ago – although by then a similar reaction to being ‘ravished’ would have been considered off, and bad writing, by many.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. To view it, click here. Doria a 15 ans, un sens aigu de la vanne, une connaissance encyclopedique de la tele, et des reves qui la reveillent. A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris.

When you emerge, you’ll find yourself missing Doria’s fresh take on things. Jul 25, Nafiza rated it liked it Shelves: 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. The heroine’s economic situation is the polar opposite of Holden Caulfield’s so her cynicism about her future doesn’t come across as a pose.


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That jerk didn’t even think about what he was saying, didn’t even ask himself why her signature might be weird. 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.

The main character was conventionally sassy in a funny way – but, again, nothing particularly worth writing home about… and the ending was a little cheesy for me….

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. This was a great book for the metro since you could pick it up and put it down without losing any train of thought or end during a critical piece of analysis.

Jul 22, Sarah Hannah added it Shelves: How stupid is that? Tomotrow technically published tomorrw YA, apparently, but I will be assigning it to my class for its hella resonance.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

Mom goes to adult literacy training, Doria tries to finish school but has some obstacles along the way. Wonderful and fast read because the style is so engaging. That title must also give those tight-arsed asshats at the French Academy nightmares.


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A wonderful novel to inspire the French classroom! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. And when it is, it’s rarely as approachable as this. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

Mom had hardly opened the door when she flashed her perfect white teeth and started up: Get to Know Us. Read more Read less. Un roman plein de seve et d’humour. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Faiza Guene pulls you into her story. 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.

This highly original story, told in an equally original voice, will be popular for as long as people read it. He’s one of those people who think illiteracy is like AIDS.