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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Her entire perception of the world was full of complaints about everything, it’s not until we’re over halfway through the book that she begins to show real emotion and it just made me so angry.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

J’aimais l’emploi de la langue contemporaine et son attitude rebelle bien quelques fois on essayer de l’humilier. 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.

View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 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.

The title of this book, Kiffe kiffe demainmust give translators nightmares. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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: 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.

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Her father has returned to his Moroccan birthplace to find a new wife who will provide him with the son he so badly wants.


Doria has an Eeyore soul but it so terribly endearing Reading about the conditions of life for some of these unfortunate women only makes you want to change things for the unfortunate immigrants. Il se mariera sans les inviter? Nabil le nul qui lui donne des cours particuliers et en profite pour lui voler son premier baiser.

One could now consider it as a reaction shaped by Doria’s dysfunctional family background – which must have been pretty bad as the family had a social worker although perhaps France allocates them when things are less bad than UK threshholds – or a lingering subconscious effect of the patriarchal culture she is in many other ways managing to shake off. On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape on the page. Elle s’appelait Sarah Tatiana De Rosnay.

Please combine Kiffe kiffe demain 3 Aug 17, Guehe vie Guy de Maupassant. 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. If kivfe ever fallen in love, if you’ve ever had your heart broken, this story is your story.

Its American equivalent is Harlem or the ghetto, and yes, the ambivalence or just downright racism of the French to these members of the population is their equivalent of the white-black divide in America. I enjoyed this book a lot.

A very accurate representation of the life of Arabic Immigrants in France.

Other books in this series. Le rouge et le noir Stendhal. It will make you laugh like no other book in recent memory. L’amie de Madame Maigret Georges Simenon.

Want to Read saving…. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Quick read, and not boring-per-se, but I didn’t really think that the book was particularly insightful.

It’s French thus the title but I mean I read it and understood it I’m doing A-Level French and I’m ,iffe to be studying French at Cardiff Uni this year but the main character was so hard to wrap my head around. Product details Mass Market Paperback Publisher: The narrator is a recognizable adolescent, alienated and turned off by the life she’s been forced to lead but clearly ready to grow and change if anyone takes a real interest in her, and almost without her realizing it, people do.


Great narrative told by a troubled teen about demaon as a poor immigrant growing up in the outskirts of Paris. Jan 20, Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. Get to Know Us. If you are kicfe seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

Not a great book at all. No trivia or quizzes yet. Unputdownable, it is extremely hard to find fault with this wondrous tale by a 19 year-old writer. Just a moment while we sign you in kigfe your Goodreads account. I don’t remember thinking this about more than one or two people and it’s not like I was having a great time socially or at homeand I can’t ever remember other kids saying it.

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She lives with her mother in a tower block on the outskirts of Paris. This woman, kifce really a shit-stirrer. Some contemporary readers may feel that a certain plot point needs more exploration and discussion, especially for teen readers: Les Rois maudits 1 Maurice Druon.

Lists with This Book. Subject-wise, it technically has that realist ‘worthiness’ c [3.