Dreams from the Endz
By (author) Faiza Guene
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Dreams from the Endz by Faiza Guene
Book Description24-year old Ahleme (her name means 'dream' in Arabic) lives with her father, The Boss. He is half the man he was, since an accident on his building site stopped him working. Then there's Ahleme's brother, 16-year-old Foued, excluded from school and getting drawn into the world of drug-dealing on Uprising Estate. Ahleme battles with her family, the struggles and queues that come with being an immigrant, and the guilt-trips of distant relatives 'back home'. But when she returns - after a ten-year absence - to the country where her mother was massacred at a village wedding, she brokers a kind of truce, both with her homeland, and with the need to forge a future.Along the way, she stamps on that mythical version of Metropolitan France, a desperate fabrication put out by economic and political migrants and readily bought into by those left behind in Algeria. "Dreams from the Endz" is an extraordinary achievement: outspoken and sobering but - crucially - laced with the author's hallmark wit. Faiza Guene illuminates the impact of politics on everyday lives, acting as the nation's eyes and ears in places many would never dare to go, weaving unforgettable tales across barriers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780701181543
(216mm x 136mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Faiza Guene
Bar Balto, Paperback (February 2012)
Joel, aka 'The Rink' (because his bald patch is shiny enough to skate on), the unpopular owner of the only bar in town has been murdered. There are so many suspects, it's not so much a question of who did kill him as who didn't.
Dreams from the Endz, Paperback (June 2009)
Ahleme's father is permanently disabled after an accident on a building site, her brother has been permanently excluded from school, while she is left to deal with the guilt trips from their family back in Algeria. But when she returns home - after a ten-year absence - she brokers a kind of truce, with her homeland and the need to forge a future.
Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow, Paperback / softback (July 2006)
Disarmingly funny and fresh, Gune's debut novel is a hopeful, wise, and intimate portrait of Arab immigrant life, as it follows Doria, a 15-year-old Muslim French girl living in the infamous Paradise projects of suburban Paris.
Just Like Tomorrow, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Faiza Guene
Fifteen year old Doria is in the misnamed Paradise Estate on the outskirts of Paris. Her father has gone off back to Morocco to find a wife who can give him a boy. This novel tells the story of Doria who is both clued up and innocent, acutely aware of what's in store for her and powerless to change it. She is funny, clever and tragically trapped.
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Author Biography - Faiza Guene
Faiza Guene was born in France in 1985 to Algerian parents. She wrote her first novel, Just Like Tomorrow when she was 17 years old. It was a huge success in France, selling over 360,000 copies and translation rights around the world. She lives in Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburb north of Paris.
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