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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So on point that the line between reality and fictionality blurs significantly. And when it is, it’s rarely as approachable as this. It was readable but frustrating – in a nutshell.

How stupid is that? Their relationship was the best thing of all.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

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 getting used to. I guess there even could be some Russian girls who have never laced up a pair of skates in their life. Doria, the heroine, is as critical of her fellow residents with their sexism and narrow-mindedness as she is of French racism. I was going to write a review about this book, but then I remembered that I don’t remember anything about it.

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. Un roman plein de seve et d’humour. 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 might get IRL: I know, they’re shitty prejudices.


Doria er en fantastisk smart ffaiza, og alt hun forteller sluker jeg med stor leselyst. That title must also faza those tight-arsed asshats at the French Academy nightmares.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

Nov 26, Drew rated it it was ok Shelves: Some contemporary readers may feel that a certain plot point needs more exploration and discussion, especially for teen readers: That jerk didn’t even think about what he was saying, didn’t even ask himself why her signature might be weird. Amidst racism, poverty, and growing up with a single mom, Doria, the main character, kjff in a smart, snarky, sardonic voice, making fun but in an enjoyable way of teachers, neighbors, will focusing hate at her father who has abandoned her.

If you like to look things up as you go, it means that this otherwise very straightforward book might not be the most convenient read for public transport.

This is her first book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nov 15, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I don’t remember thinking fwiza about more than one or two people df it’s not like I was having a great time socially or at homeand Fe can’t ever remember other kids saying it.

Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom in the projects of France in a North African community a few miles from Paris.


It was cool, since the perspective was intriguing: I read it last month and it has already slipped from my mind. Somewhat bleak but interesting story, doubly worth reading since the shootings at Charlie Hebdo.

And we see her at the end of the book change that attitude towards acceptance and love which is very refreshing. I enjoyed this book a lot.

Faïza Guène

I honestly don’t know what to think about this book. 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 Finished reading this book Friday morning on my metro ride in to work.

Quick read, and not boring-per-se, but I didn’t really think that the book was particularly insightful.

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…. Understandably Doria is angry.

Maybe I’d do ice dancing, but not in those cheapskate local competitions where you win guehe medals and T-shirts. But the rich content, beautifully balanced with a great authorial touch, did balance that. I read it in English, I’m sure the french version is even better.

I loved watching her interact with a broad cast.