Faïza Guène


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in Bobigny, France
January 01, 1985

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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.

Her first novel, "Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow" was published in 2004 when Guène was nineteen years old. The novel has sold over 200,000 copies and been translated into twenty-two different languages, and paved the way for her following work, "Some Dream for Fools" (2006) and "Les gens du Balto" (2008).

Guène has also written for "Respect" magazine since 2005 and directed several short films, incl
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Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

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Some Dream for Fools

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Bar Balto

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Un homme, ça ne pleure pas

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Millénium Blues

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Rytoj pats tas

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2006
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A Brief History of James Is...

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عائلة هيكل Aelat Haikal

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“be blond. I know, they're shitty prejudices. There must be Russian brunettes out there with names that are super simple to pronounce, so simple you'd shout them out for no other reason than the fun of saying such an easy name. I guess there even could be some Russian girls who have never laced up a pair of skates in their life.”
Faïza Guène, Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

“Sometimes I try to imagine how I'd be if I were Polish or Russian instead of Moroccan ... Maybe I'd do ice dancing, but not in those cheapskate local competitions where you win chocolate medals and T-shirts. No, real ice skating, like in the Olympics, with the most beautiful classical music, guys from all over the world who judge your performance like they do at school, and whole stadiums to cheer even if you go splat like a steak.”
Faïza Guène, Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

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