Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

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He thought I'd forged my mom's name on the slip. How stupid is that? On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape on the page. That jerk didn't even think about what he was saying, didn't even ask himself why her signature might be weird. He's one of those people who think illiteracy is like AIDS. It only exists in Africa.
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 "A tale for anyone who has ever lived outside looking in, especially from that alien country called adolescence. A funny, heartfelt story from a wise guy who happens to be a girl. If you've ever fallen in love, if you've ever had your heart broken, this story is your story." -- Sandra Cisneros, author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET 

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 friend who recites Rimbaud.

It seems like fate’s dealt them an impossible hand, but Doria might still make a new life. She'll prove the projects aren't only about rap, soccer, and religious tension. She’ll take the Arabic word kif-kif (same old, same old) and mix it up with the French verb kiffer (to really like something). Now she has a whole new motto: KIFFE KIFFE TOMORROW.

"Moving and irreverent, sad and funny, full of rage and intelligence. [Guène's] characters are unforgettable, her voice fresh, and her book a delight." -- Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Faïza Guène, the child of Algerian immigrants, grew up in the public housing projects of Pantin, outside Paris. This is her first book.

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"A tale for anyone who has ever lived outside looking in, especially from that alien country called adolescence. A funny, heartfelt story from a wise guy who happens to be a girl. If you've ever fallen in love, if you've ever had your heart broken, this story is your story." -- Sandra Cisneros, author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET 
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 friend who recites Rimbaud.
It seems like fate’s dealt them an impossible hand, but Doria might still make a new life. She'll prove the projects aren't only about rap, soccer, and religious tension. She’ll take the Arabic word kif-kif (same old, same old) and mix it up with the French verb kiffer (to really like something). Now she has a whole new motto: KIFFE KIFFE TOMORROW.

"Moving and irreverent, sad and funny, full of rage and intelligence. [Guène's] characters are unforgettable, her voice fresh, and her book a delight." -- Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
Faïza Guène is a sociology major at the University of St. Denis.  The child of Algerian immigrants, she grew up in the public housing projects of Pantin, outside Paris. This is her first book.

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Faïza Guène attends the University of St. Denis and has just completed her first short film. The child of Algerian immigrants, she grew up in the public housing projects of Pantin, outside Paris. This is her first book.

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Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 179 pages. Dimensions: 7.7in. x 5.3in. x 0.7in.He thought Id forged my moms name on the slip. How stupid is that On this thing Mom just made a kind of squiggly shape on the page. That jerk didnt even think about what he was saying, didnt even ask himself why her signature might be weird. Hes one of those people who think illiteracy is like AIDS. It only exists in Africa. --from Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow A tale for anyone who has ever lived outside looking in, especially from that alien country called adolescence. A funny, heartfelt story from a wise guy who happens to be a girl. If youve ever fallen in love, if youve ever had your heart broken, this story is your story. -- Sandra Cisneros, author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET The Paradise projects are only a few metro stops from Paris, but here its a whole different kind of France. Dorias father, the Beard, has headed backto their hometown in Morocco, leaving her and her mom to cope with their mektoubtheir destinyalone. They have a little help-- from a social worker sent by the city, a psychiatrist sent by the school, and athug friend who recites Rimbaud. It seems like fates dealt them an impossiblehand, but Doria might stillmake a newlife. Shell prove the projects arent onlyabout rap, soccer, and religious tension. Shell take the Arabic word kif-kif (same old, same old) and mix it up with the French verb kiffer (to really like something). Now she has a whole new motto: KIFFE KIFFE TOMORROW. Moving and irreverent, sad and funny, full of rage and intelligence. Gunes characters are unforgettable, her voice fresh, and her book a delight. -- Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Faza Gune, the child of Algerian immigrants, grew up in the public housing projects of Pantin, outside Paris. This is her first book. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156030489

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Book Description Harcourt, Orlando, Florida, 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. First US Edition. Doria's father has moved back to Morocco, and Doria remains in the Paradise projects, a few metro stops from Paris. "Kif-kif" is Arabic slang for "same old, same old." In French, kiffer is a verb, which means to really like something. Doria combines the two in her new motto. Translated from French by Sarah Adams. 179 pages. Text in English. Published @ $13.00. Bookseller Inventory # 12681

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