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 loved her and I believed in her completely. Definitely my favorite read of the year thus far!

Now she has a whole new motto: This book is basically perfect. I know, they’re shitty prejudices. Elle vit seule avec sa mere dans une cite de Livry-Gargan depuis que kff pere est parti un matin dans un taxi gris trouver au Maroc une femme plus jeune et plus feconde.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: 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 oiff a similar reaction to being ‘ravished’ would have demin considered off, and bad writing, by many. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow.

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

Ca, chez Doria, ca s’appelle le mektoub, le destin: Jul 22, Sarah Hannah added xe Shelves: It’s also potentially educational in that there’s a lot to look up about French koff culture of the late 90s and early 00s, the sort of casual references you might get IRL: Maybe I’d do ice dancing, but not in those cheapskate local competitions where you win chocolate medals and T-shirts. It only exists in Africa. Mom had hardly opened the door when she flashed her perfect white teeth and started up: Jan 20, Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: The story is clunky in places, and there were some unanswered questions, but the voice here is powerful, cheeky, and badass.


Un roman plein de seve et d’humour. A compelling peek into a world that I knew nothing about. Mom goes to adult literacy training, Doria tries to finish school but has some obstacles dejain the way.

The title of this book, Kiffe kiffe demain demaon, must give translators nightmares. Jul 25, Nafiza rated it liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments.

This was a great buene 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. Great perspective on class, gender and xenophobia in France, but given in a mostly humorous instead of tragic way.

It was cool, since the perspective was intriguing: Some contemporary readers may feel that a certain plot point needs more exploration and discussion, especially for teen readers: Quotes from Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow.

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Wonderful and fast read because the style is so engaging. Not a great book at all. It’s an easy read and a fresh voice–I guarantee it’ll make you chuckle. This is her first book. The curious and open minded. A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris. 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. Another copy I picked up at the office She lives with her mother in a tower block on the outskirts of Paris.

This woman, she’s really a shit-stirrer. Nov 15, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: To ask other readers questions about Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrowplease sign up.

It was sad to see how often Doria referred to commercial women’s magazines as ways she and others learned about life and relationships and to shape their views of kfif was and was not appropriate to feel and do but also sadly accurate for pre-www girls who had negligible useful support from people they knew.


Want to Read saving…. Jul 15, Ciara rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Son pote Hamoudi, un grand de la dee qui l’a connue alors qu’elle etait “haute comme une barrette de shit.

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

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…. How stupid is that? It’s French thus the title but I mean I read it and understood it I’m doing A-Level French and I’m going to be studying French at Cardiff Uni this year but the main character was so hard to wrap my head around.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

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 taiza didn’t matter. She has a black sense of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation.

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. Unputdownable, it is extremely hard to find fault with this wondrous tale by a 19 year-old writer. It’s also an example of a popular trope of the 90s and 00s, the nerd gets the girl.