Les Navigateurs de la Littérature : Kiffe kiffe demain, Faiza Guene

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12/12/2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Le club est ouvert à tous !
Practice your reading skills and comprehension with les Navigateurs de la Littérature. We talk about the story of the book, the things we liked or disliked about this book. Members are welcome to ask questions about the things they did not understand when they read the story first. Everyone selects their favorite extract, reads it out loud and we discuss this special passage. The discussion will be in French!
Returning readers and newcomers are all invited to attend and discuss.
The group discusses a different book at each meeting.
This month’s selection is: Kiffe kiffe demain, Faiza Guene

Fifteen-year-old Doria isn’t in a good place. Or to be precise: she’s in the sadly misnamed Paradise Estate on the outskirts of Paris. Her father has gone off back Morocco to find a wife who can give him a boy, and her illiterate, non French speaking mother is having to fend for herself with a cleaning job in a grim motel. What’s more, her favourite soap star has turned out to be gay and it looks like the only school that is going to accept Doria is the one for future hairdressers. Still, it could be worse: Doria could be like Samra, the girl in the flat above, whose father doesn’t let her out, or Youssef who has been banged up for a year for dealing in drugs and stolen cars. At least Hamoudi – twenty-eight and the coolest guy on the estate – is her friend. And at least she gets a free weekly session with psychologist Mrs Burland, who is about the only person who listens, even if she doesn’t quite understand…

The book can be purchased on Amazon or Albertine.
This group usually meets the second Wednesday of every month.


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