Guène, who is of Algerian descent and wrote the book while still in her teens, knows her But “Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow” is not just a political tract. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Véronique Anover and others published Kiffe kiffe demain by Faïza Guène }. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Global Pop Culture in Faiza Guene’s Kiffe Kiffe demain | This essay examines how Faïza Guène’s best selling novel.

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No, real ice skating, like in the Olympics, with the most beautiful classical music, guys from all over the world kife judge your performance like they do at school, and whole stadiums to cheer even if demainn go splat like a steak. Maybe I’d do ice dancing, but not in those cheapskate local competitions where you win chocolate medals and T-shirts. Born to parents of Algerian origin, she grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris.

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To see what your friends thought of this kiffw, please sign up. So on point that the line between reality and fictionality blurs significantly. 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: It’s also an example of a popular trope of the 90s and 00s, the nerd gets the girl.

As one with little familiarity with western African culture, I found it to be decently instructive. This woman, she’s really a shit-stirrer. This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: To ask other readers questions about Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrowplease sign up. And it was lovely to meet Doria and Yasmina.


Peu importe, “Maman et moi on s’en fout de pas faire partie de la jet-set. She just gets on with things. View all 4 comments. It was readable but frustrating – in a I honestly don’t know what to think about this book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

I have never understood why so many older child and teenage narrators pepper their stories with “I wish [really bad thing] would happen to [so and so]”.

I’ve never read a story about this group in France–preferring to focus on the artisan and historical stories–and I found the story to be full of rage, Americanisms and sadness. To me, it is the city of lights, romance and fluffy pastries. One person found this helpful. That jerk didn’t even think about what he was saying, didn’t even ask himself why her signature might be weird. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: And we see her at the end of the book change that attitude towards acceptance and love which is very refreshing.

Jun 18, Reetta Saine rated it really liked it Shelves: Les ames grises Prix Renaudot Philippe Claudel. She has a black sense of humour, a strong moral compass, and wonderful powers of observation. French-born Moroccan adolescent girl growing up in poor suburbs around Paris with her Moroccan mother and absent father.

Other books in this series. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I got it as a gift for Christmas. Sorry, I did do French to English!

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Their relationship was the best thing of all. I know, they’re shitty prejudices.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

Please combine Kiffe kiffe demain. It’s a terrific voyage of discovery and a good read. It was readable but frustrating – in a nutshell.

Please try again later. It came on time and I know that the recipient will enjoy it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Le pere Goriot Honore de Balzac. 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.

Le livre s’agit d’une fille de 15 ans du Maroq immigrante en France. I read it in French–I don’t know if it’s available in English–and it’s a fine way to practice one’s French and learn some contemporary slang into the bargain. Amidst racism, poverty, and growing up with a single mom, Doria, the main character, writes 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.

Sep 14, Zach rated it it was ok. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Ca, chez Doria, ca s’appelle le mektoub, le destin: Want to Read saving….