Nargesse wrote “Dans la peau d’un thug” (In the skin of a thug): the story of You, Youssef, in a neighbourhood. She grew up in Givors near Lyon – her mother comes from Batna in the Aures in Algeria. For a year and a half, she had been writing daily articles on Facebook, for her 20 000 followers. Her success is based around a French language that lives, moves, that is not written with words found in a dictionary; “it is a way for many of us to meet” said Nagresse. Since then, she has travelled and lived in squats and with her veil, continues to campaign for the feminist cause.