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Kiffe kiffe demain

3.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,330 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
"The Paradise projects are only a few metro stops from Paris, but here it's a whole different kind of France. Doria's father, the Beard, has headed back to their hometown in Morocco, leaving her and her mom to cope with their mektoub - their destiny - alone. They have a little help - from a social worker sent by the city, a psychiatrist sent by the school, and a thug frien ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 25th 2004 by Hachette (first published December 31st 1999)
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Apr 19, 2012 Whitaker rated it really liked it
The title of this book, Kiffe kiffe demain, must give translators nightmares. The problem is that it’s a play on words, and not just on any normal words, but ghetto slang. “Kif kif” is vernacular roughly meaning “same ‘ole, same ‘ole”; “kiffer” is vernacular meaning “to like/love”. The title has a bittersweet tang derived from the opposing feelings of despair (“same ‘ole shit tomorrow”) and hope (“loving tomorrow”). That title must also give those tight-arsed asshats at the French Academy nightm ...more
مصطفي سليمان
رواية مسلية بشدة تتنهي في خفة
دون فلسفة
تناقش مشاكل المغتربين
او تظهرها بصورة بسيطة وساخرة
تخليك تقول يا سلام
يا اخي
ايه دا
مفيش الكلام الكبير المجعلص
رواية لطيفة بشدة
بثينة العيسى
رواية لذيذة. وهل تملك إلا أن تشغف بصوت الفتاة ذات الخمسة عشر ربيعاً .. والتي تسخر من العالم وتتهكم على غبائه طوال الوقت؟

لذييييذة تذوب في دمك بسهولة :)
May 17, 2007 Meaghan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comingofage
I was going to write a review about this book, but then I remembered that I don't remember anything about it. I read it last month and it has already slipped from my mind.

I love coming of age novels, but this protagonist is barely memorable.
This coming of age novel was recommended to me by Rida and while I didn’t like it as much as I had hoped to, I did find it very stark and honest in its portrayal of life on the poor side in Paris, France. I don’t know about you guys but I have a very selective way of thinking about Paris. To me, it is the city of lights, romance and fluffy pastries. Before I read this book, I didn’t think about the people who populated the city, who breathe, live and animate this city. There’s this authenticity ...more
Dec 04, 2010 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: passed-on
“I wonder why they call them wisdom teeth… The more they grow, the more you understand stuff? Personally, I’ve learned that learning hurts.”

It’s an understandable sentiment. Fifteen year old Doria’s life is far from perfect. She lives with her mother in a tower block on the outskirts of Paris.

Her father has returned to his Moroccan birthplace to find a new wife who will provide him with the son he so badly wants. And so mother and daughter are left to subsist on the meagre wages that a woman who
Jan 20, 2010 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A very accurate representation of the life of Arabic Immigrants in France. Written in the no nonsense a bit rash style of a teenager the book grabs you from beginning to end. Reading about the conditions of life for some of these unfortunate women only makes you want to change things for the unfortunate immigrants.
A fresh look on immigration and on surviving even in difficult conditions.
The voice of the young girl is sometimes angry but it is an anger that is directed to the injustices that ar
Nov 21, 2008 Ciara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: its young adult readership base, immigrant teens in france
Shelves: read-in-2008
i wanted to love this book...but i didn't. it's a novel about a teenage girl living in the projects outside paris with her mom. the cast of surrpunding characters is a motley crew of old people, immigrants, people struggling to get by. i guess maybe this is supposed to be a coming-of-age novel, as the protaganist comesover the course of the book to make some strides in having a better relationship with her mom & doing the work necessary to improve her station in life, which may not have happ ...more
Reetta Saine
Vinkkauspakkiin sopiva kasvukertomus viisitoistavuotiaasta Doriasta, köyhyydestä, sossuista, Pariisin lähiöistä ja arkisesta erilaisuudesta. Suoraviivainen tyyli, lyhyet luvut, samastuttava ihana kuspääpäähenkilöteinix.
Jan 01, 2013 Lily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I honestly don't know what to think about this book. It's French (thus the title) but I mean I read it and understood it (I'm doing A-Level French and I'm going to be studying French at Cardiff Uni this year) but the main character was so hard to wrap my head around. 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.
It was readable but frustrating - in a
This book is basically perfect. Doria (the teenaged narrator) is witty; sarcastic; cyncical, yet a dreamer; funny, in a primarily ironic way; insightful; tender; irreverent; and swears brilliantly. Like seriously, this book--ugh, I love it so much. Doria has an Eeyore soul but it so terribly endearing... Great perspective on class, gender and xenophobia in France, but given in a mostly humorous instead of tragic way. It's an easy read and a fresh voice--I guarantee it'll make you chuckle. RECOMM ...more
Dec 04, 2006 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The curious and open minded
Another copy I picked up at the office...turned out to be fascinating. This is the story of a young Algerian girl who lives in the slums surrounding Paris. 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. A compelling peek into a world that I knew nothing about. Sad really.
Kavita Ramesh
The two stars are for the fact that I got to learn something new--I got to learn about life in the "ghettos" of Paris.

The story itself wasn't compelling, and it didn't draw me in. But as a peek into a world I know nothing about, it's a good read.
Feb 06, 2015 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat bleak but interesting story, doubly worth reading since the shootings at Charlie Hebdo
Salima K
Having read this in French, I was pleasantly surprised by the many controversial issues this book deals with. It goes against what France, at the time, wanted to keep hidden- the true life in the 'Banlieuss' (suburbs).

Doria, a young immigrant, who comes to live in France with her mother, has a negative outlook on life because of all the discrimination around her in which she blames fate for her bad life. First, her father leaves because Yasmina, her mother, wasn't able to bore him a son, which o
Nov 26, 2008 Drew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Finished reading this book Friday morning on my metro ride in to work. This was a great book for the metro since you could pick it up and put it down without losing any train of thought or end during a critical piece of analysis. Not a great book at all. It was cool, since the perspective was intriguing: French-born Moroccan adolescent girl growing up in poor suburbs around Paris with her Moroccan mother and absent father.

The timing of this book was good, given the riots last year in the suburbs
"Last week, Mme DuThingy, the social worker from city hall, came back to the house. This woman, she's really a shit-stirrer. Mom had hardly opened the door when she flashed her perfect white teeth and started up:

'Oh dear, you don't look so good...ooh la la."

If you like the fiery kind of protagonists you see in some YA novels, you will like fifteen-year old Doria. Originally from Morocco, Doria lives with her illiterate mom in the projects of France (in a North African community) a few miles from
Claire McAlpine
Quite a different style, a unique voice that to read, feels like it might be to spend an afternoon with Doria, who is 15 and deplete of any enthusiasm for life, her father has gone back to Morocco to marry a younger, more fertile woman, her illiterate mother is learning to read and write and Doria is being forced to drop out of school.

It's a stream of consciousness narrative in teen-speak, which suffers a little in translation, but ultimately provides an insight into the life of a girl living in
Neda Alaei
Oct 23, 2015 Neda Alaei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nbi
Denne boka er utrolig tatt på kornet av tilværelsen til en ung, muslimsk jente som vokser opp i en europeisk by. Doria er en fantastisk smart jente, og alt hun forteller sluker jeg med stor leselyst. Ekstremt troverdig jeg-forteller!
Apr 23, 2015 Annabelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet confection of teenage angst by a Algerian descent teenager living in the projects outside of Paris. We all need to read it to understand the massacre at Charlie Hebdo. 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. There is love in her mother and friends, and she ends up with a teenage love.I l ...more
Dec 22, 2008 Flora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book a lot. The plot is pretty predictable - it is nothing we haven't read before in other coming-of-age teenage novels - but the voice is so strong (the translating of French backslang into British urban slang was a nice touch, I thought) that it didn't matter. 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. (I hear there is a sequel & ...more
May 17, 2016 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doria is 15 years old, Moroccan-French, and lives just outside of Paris--but her account of life in the Parisian projects could just as easily take place in any impoverished, marginalized community in Europe (or the U.S.).

She might not have been angry when she moved into the projects, but life there--abandoned by her dad, taught by uninspired teachers, monitored by nosy and condescending social workers, humiliated by others for her poverty and ethnicity--is enough to make anyone angry. (Or resi
Lars Poulsen
Forfatteren, Faïza Guène, er anden-generations indvandrer fra Algier. “Kiffe kiffe i morgen” er hendes debutroman, skrevet da hun var 19 år. Bogen er udgivet i 26 lande, og har vundet flere priser.

Doria er en 15-årig anden-generations indvandrer. Bogen er skrevet i dagbogsform, og vi følger Doria på godt og ondt i et års tid. Den handler om almindelige teenage-ting, og om at vokse op i en parisisk forstadsghetto blandt indvandrere, narkohandel og kriminalitet. Den handler også om at være splitte
Mamad Arzhang
لحن و زبان این کتاب و سن و سال شخصیت اصلی آن، آدم را یاد «ناتور دشت» میاندازد اما فقط در همین حد. دخترک شانزده سالهی این کتاب، با طنز ظریف و موشکافی که دارد، جهان پیرامونش را با فاصلهای روشنفکرانه نقد میکند اما در دو صفحهی آخر کتاب، به این نتیجه میرسد که زندگی چندان بدی هم ندارد. خب البته اگر به این نتیجه نمیرسید، نویسنده هنوز داشت جلدهای بعدی کتاب را مینوشت. ...more
Sep 14, 2008 Zach rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ellen A.
This book is a quick read with a strong and amusing female adolescent narrator. Doria and her mother live in the poorer section of Paris surviving on her mother's grueling hotel maid job and government assistance. Doria makes astute observations about the injustices around her, from the incarceration of her male friends to comments she overhears about her out-of-date second hand clothing. Not much happens, plot-wise, although Doria and her mother are better off at the end of the book than in the ...more
This was a quick, but really worthwhile, read. Doria lives in the projects just outside Paris and she and her mother just can't seem to catch a break. Her father has recently left them to move back to Morocco to marry a younger woman which starts a downward spiral. Not only does this essentially leave Doria and her mother destitute, it leaves them angry and broken. Doria's mother has never worked and can only find a job as a hotel maid where the hours are long and she is constantly put down. Bot ...more
Shereen Mohamed reda
Mar 29, 2013 Shereen Mohamed reda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
عبقرية البساطة بجد
الحدث اليومي المعتاد عندما يتحول لمادة شيقة ساخرة تصلح للكتابة
أتمني أن يكون لفايزة جن مؤلَفَات أُخري
ندمت اني أنتهيت منه سريعا
Jo Haff
Dec 26, 2013 Jo Haff rated it it was amazing
Doria est une jeune Française d'origine marocaine, aux longs cheveux noirs et aux yeux verts... Mais ça, on ne le sait que vers la fin du livre...
Chose incroyable, n'est-ce pas?, elle est fille unique dans un couple de Maghrébins. En plus, elle n'est pas née "avec un zizi". Pour le coup, quinze ans passés, le père de Doria s'en va au bled pour marier "une paysanne" et avoir un fils qui s'appellerait, une chance sur mille, Mohammed. Et Doria en veut à son père. Elle le bannit de sa vie et se rapp
Sara Salem
Oct 30, 2015 Sara Salem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this!
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Faïza Guène is a French writer and director. Born to parents of Algerian origin, she grew up in Pantin, in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris. She attended Collège Jean Jaurès followed by Lycée Marcelin Berthelot in Pantin. She began studies in sociology at Université Paris VIII, in St-Denis, before abandoning them to pursue writing and directing full-time.

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