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Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Author: Faiza Guene
ISBN 13: 9780156030489
ISBN 10: 156030489
Edition: 1
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publication Date: 2006-07-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 179
List Price: $15.95

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.

The New York Times - Lucinda Rosenfeld

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow is not just a political tract. What makes it appealing is its sharply drawn profile of a precocious adolescent. In Sarah Adams s highly colloquial translation, the narrator s scorn extends to areas unrelated to the sociocultural circumstances of her family.