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Publisher Comments:

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. --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 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 fates 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. 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. [Guène's] characters are unforgettable, her voice fresh, and her book a delight." — Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Synopsis:

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.

--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 you've ever fallen in love, if you've ever had your heart broken, this story is your story." — Sandra Cisneros,

Synopsis:

Struggling with an overworked mother, an absent father, and the challenges of life within the infamous Paradise projects of suburban Paris, fifteen-year-old French Muslim Doria endures a parade of social workers, experiences a first kiss, and assumes a philosophical outlook regarding her circumstances. A first novel. Original. 75,000 first printing.

About the Author

FAÏZA GUÈNE, the child of Algerian immigrants, grew up in the public housing projects of Pantin, outside Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547541181
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
General Fiction
Translated by:
Sarah Adams
Author:
Sarah Adams
Author:
Guene, Faiza
Author:
Faza Gune
Author:
Gune, Faza
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
France
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
192

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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Product details 192 pages Harcourt - English 9780547541181 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

--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 you've ever fallen in love, if you've ever had your heart broken, this story is your story." — Sandra Cisneros,

"Synopsis" by , Struggling with an overworked mother, an absent father, and the challenges of life within the infamous Paradise projects of suburban Paris, fifteen-year-old French Muslim Doria endures a parade of social workers, experiences a first kiss, and assumes a philosophical outlook regarding her circumstances. A first novel. Original. 75,000 first printing.
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