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Assia Djebar

Algerian writer and film director

Assia Djebar (Arabic: آسيا جبار‎) is the pen name of Fatima-Zohra Imalayen (30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015) was an Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker.

Assia Djebar
Assia Djebar in 1992
Assia Djebar in 1992
BornFatima-Zohra Imalayen
(1936-06-30)30 June 1936
Cherchell, Algeria
Died6 February 2015(2015-02-06) (aged 78)
Paris, France
Occupationnovelist, essayist, professor
NationalityAlgeria
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
SubjectFeminism
Notable worksLa Soif, Les Impatients, Les Enfants du Nouveau Monde, Les Alouettes Naïves
Notable awardsNeustadt International Prize for Literature, Yourcenar Prize

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She was known for writing books about feminism. She was elected to the Académie française on 16 June 2005, the first writer from the Maghreb to achieve such recognition. For the entire body of her work she was awarded the 1996 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

Djebar died in Paris, aged 78.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Assia Djebar décédée : Perte d'une intellectuelle majeure". El Watan. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. Template:Lang icon

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