Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow is the first novel by Faëza Guène, who was only nineteen when it was published in The book was embraced and celebrated in France. Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow. Faiza Guene, Author, trans. from the French by Sarah Adams. Harcourt $13 (p) ISBN Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow is written by Faïza Guène, a young French woman of Algerian origin, who wrote the book when she was nineteen, and.

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But nearly always directly with the audience. And will learn that things can change. Paperbackpages.

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Overall, not a great book, maybe not even a good book, but perhaps a necessary book. A compelling peek into a world that I knew nothing about. I am headoverheels in love with this novel!

It’s humorous all the way through which makes it very entertaining, it’s really my sense of humor.

Finished reading this book Friday morning on my metro ride in to work. This is patronizing and untrue.

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faïza Guène

I have never kigfe why so many older child and teenage narrators pepper their stories with “I wish [really bad thing] would happen to [so and so]”. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. And I find it very interesting as an example of inner emotions changing rapidly – seeing in action the stuff covered by the scholarly field of the history of emotions I referred to the other day in reviewing Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen at Home.


And we see her at the end of the book change that attitude towards acceptance and love which is very refreshing. The phrase “kiffe kiffe tomorrow” is one of Doria’s own invention, coming from the Arabic kif-kifwhich means same old, same old, and the French verb kifferwhich means to really like something.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. Son pote Hamoudi, un grand de la cite qui l’a connue alors qu’elle etait “haute comme une barrette de shit.

This small novel reads like a quiet celebration within a chaotic ghetto. And he’s never heard of happily ever after. Understandably Doria is angry.

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It’s sure to be a favorite with readers everywhere in France, the U. This book is basically perfect.

This is not, however, Desperate Housewives territory: However, there were a few flaws. Did not enjoy the book. Jan 22, Fabian rated it it was amazing.

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 kifre way of teachers, neighbors, will focusing hate at her father who has abandoned her.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Consiglio vivamente di leggere questo libro anche solo per capire meglio la situazione in cui si trovano molti giovani che vivono nelle banlieue, soprattutto in quelle parigine, che alla fine sono quasi periferie come tante altre.


I would highly recommend this novel to anyone. This woman, she’s really a shit-stirrer.

And like her predecessors, she deserves as much to be called French as they kitfe. Apr 23, Annabelle rated it really liked it. Trouble is, our scriptwriter’s got no talent. I bought this book for class and ended up enjoying it.

Jul 25, Nafiza rated it liked it Shelves: Write a customer review. When I read a novel, I expect the scenes to eventually build up to a climax, rather than just be strung together. I found this book to be an insightful look at the hardships of growing up tmoorrow the projects.

When her father leaves them and heads kidfe to Morocco to find a woman who can give him a son, Doria and her mother must find a way to survive. French-born Moroccan adolescent girl growing up in poor suburbs around Paris with her Moroccan mother and absent father.

Her father ran out on them and back to their hometown in Morocco six months ago.