MEN DON'T CRY, translated by Sarah Ardizzone

: Guène (F.)

R 420.00
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205pp., paperback, Abuja, 2021


First published in French in 2014 as Un homme, ça ne pleure pas.

Coming-of-age novel. Mourad Chennoun leaves his home in Nice for the suburbs of Paris, enters the world of undocumented Algerian toyboys, and discovers his estranged sister has become a feminist, assimilationist and aspiring politician.

“A tender portrayal of manhood, Men Don’t Cry brims with humour, distinct voices and colourful characters. Through Mourad’s shy narration, Faïza highlights France’s elephant in the room in this timely, thought-provoking and joyous read.” Olumide Popoola, author of When We Speak of Nothing

Writer and director Faïza Guène was born in France in 1985 to parents of Algerian origin.  She is the author of the novels Kiffe kiffe demain (Just Like Tomorrow), Du rêve pour les oufs (Dreams from the Endz) and Les gens du Balto (Bar Balto).