Beur Phenom

Newsweek catches up with Faiza Guene, the nineteen year old writer and filmmaker, whose debut novel, Kiffe Kiffe Demain, is being hailed in France as the new hot immigrant novel. Me, I’m just amused that she’s of Algerian origin but writes about a Moroccan family. Not saying there’s anything wrong with it, but with The Almond, the erotic novel about a Moroccan woman written by another French writer of Algerian origin, I’m starting to wonder if there’s a trend.