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Subject-wise, it technically has that realist ‘worthiness’ characteristic of the IFFP – it’s about an kkiffe French-Moroccan teenage girl living on a tough estate on the outskirts of Paris – but it’s not in the least dry, so ‘worthy’ wasn’t an adjective that occurred to me until afterwards.

The banlieues are the French version of community housing with all the attendant connotations that entails.

A very accurate representation of the life of Arabic Immigrants in France. Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom in the projects of France in a North African community a few miles from Paris.

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On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape on the page. Doria er en fantastisk smart jente, og alt hun forteller sluker jeg med stor leselyst. Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom in the projects of France in a North African community a few miles from “Last week, Mme DuThingy, the social worker from city hall, came back to the house.

As one with little familiarity with western African culture, I found it to be decently instructive. Doria the teenaged narrator is witty; sarcastic; cyncical, yet a dreamer; funny, in a primarily ironic way; insightful; tender; irreverent; and swears brilliantly.


I also appreciated the shrewdness and comicalness of the teen narrator. Published July 3rd by Mariner Books first published 31st Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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 then a similar reaction to being ‘ravished’ would have been considered off, and bad writing, by many.

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. The students loved learning all the slang and some “gros mots. I wanna thank an old friend whose favorite book was the French version of this exquisite novel.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Contemporary fiction about immigrants, and about poorer people who aren’t struggling creatives in other European countries is something I’ve long wanted to read more of, but not much is translated.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

J’aimais l’emploi de la langue contemporaine Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I was going to write a review about this book, but then I remembered that I don’t remember anything about it. May 17, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Les fleurs du mal Charles P Baudelaire. Showing of 17 reviews. Il se mariera sans les inviter?

Boule de suif Guy de Maupassant. Wonderful and fast read because the style is so engaging.


Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

The book makes sense without knowing all these references, but I enjoy finding out this sort of stuff. This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: Son pote Hamoudi, un grand de la cite qui l’a connue alors qu’elle etait “haute comme une barrette de shit. Hamoudi, her closest friend, Their lives are moving in different directions, but the bond between them remains.

Les assistantes sociales de la mairie qui defilent chez elle parfaitement manucurees. Jun 18, Reetta Saine rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 15, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Born to parents of Algerian origin, she grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. One can assign as much or as little as desired since the sections are quite short.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I l A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris. I have never understood why so kifde older child and teenage narrators pepper their stories with “I wish [really bad thing] would happen to [so and so]”.

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. It’s an easy read and a fresh voice–I guenf it’ll make you chuckle.

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