Some Dream for Fools Reviews
"Super-young, super-cool and fast becoming known as one of the hottest literary talents of multicultural Europe, Guene takes us on a tour of the tough suburbs of Paris and Algeria, where having the wrong-colour passport sentences you to a half-life. A funny, intimate and timely book by one of the stars of tomorrow - Daily Telegraph
"Guène is too important a writer to dismiss because she conveys a generally unsettling message. As before, she deserves to be heard, and it is hardly her fault that she cannot come up with any easy solution to the problem posed by desperate semi-legal immigrants trying to cope in an increasingly tough political and economic climate." - The Independent
"There's no real plot to this short novel. It's slice-of-life stuff, one thing after another, but it's written so lightly and engagingly that you read on happily." - The Scotsman
"...a fuller account would have added weight to a decidedly slight novel." - Library Journal
"Ahleme is real, and her tenacity, uncompromising toughness and cynical sense of humor give the novel a hint of joy." - Kirkus
"Guène aptly depicts how small joys ... take on weight as Ahlème dreams of the future." - Publishers Weekly
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