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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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. I love coming of age novels, but this protagonist is barely memorable. Jan 02, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: Peu importe, “Maman et moi on s’en fout de pas faire partie de la jet-set. If you’ve ever fallen in love, if you’ve ever had your heart broken, this story is your story.

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Shopkeepers, neighbours, aunties … Yes, community is so kif. A very accurate representation of the life of Arabic Immigrants in France. Their relationship was the best thing of all. Les assistantes sociales de la mairie qui defilent chez elle parfaitement manucurees. Jan 22, Fabian rated it it was amazing.

It’s also potentially educational in that there’s a lot to look up about French pop culture of the late 90s and early 00s, the sort of casual references you demani get IRL: French-born Moroccan adolescent girl growing up in poor suburbs around Paris with her Moroccan mother and absent father.


Jun 18, Reetta Saine rated it really liked it Shelves: Written in the no nonsense a ddmain rash style of a teenager the book grabs you from beginning to end.

The character 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. Jul 25, Nafiza rated it liked it Shelves: For guens the adolescent POV, the novel jiff refreshingly unself-centered. Jan 20, Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: The plot is pretty predictable – it is nothing we haven’t read before in other coming-of-age teenage novels – but the voice is so strong the translating of French backslang into British urban slang was a nice touch, I thought that de,ain didn’t matter.

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.

Faïza Guène

No wonder the French went gaga over this new Sagan, this new Salinger. Doria holds it all together. Sa mere d’abord, femme de menage dans un Formule 1 de Bagnolet et soleil de sa vie. On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape on the page. Jul 22, Sarah Hannah added it Shelves: Se fosse nata maschio, sarebbe stato tutti diverso secondo lei — e forse non ha neanche del tutto torto.

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He thought I’d forged my mom’s name on the slip. But they are balanced by humour, emotional ties, and a wonderful sense of community. Reading about the conditions of life for some of these unfortunate women only makes you want to change things for the unfortunate immigrants.


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. Paperbackpages. The book makes sense without knowing all these references, but I enjoy finding out this sort of stuff.

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 kidf used to. 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. I was going to write a review about this book, but then I remembered that I don’t remember anything about it.

Doria has an Eeyore soul but it so terribly endearing The voice of the young girl is sometimes angry but it is an anger that is directed to the injustices that are commited around her, and to the people who treat her like an outsider and an unimportant entity, so the anger is very justifiable Another copy I picked up at the office This is her first book. I honestly don’t know what to think about this book.

This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: She lives with her mother in a tower block on the outskirts of Paris.

It’s also an example of a popular trope of the 90s and 00s, the nerd gets the girl. Je sais faaiza que je veux dire.