Assia Djebar

1936 - 2015

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Fatima-Zohra Imalayen (Arabic: فاطمة الزهراء إيمالاين‎; 30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015), known by her pen name Assia Djebar (Arabic: آسيا جبار), was an Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker. Most of her works deal with obstacles faced by women, and she is noted for her feminist stance. She is "frequently associated with women's writing movements, her novels are clearly focused on the creation of a genealogy of Algerian women, and her political stance is virulently anti-patriarchal as much as it is anti-colonial." Djebar is considered to be one of North Africa's pre-eminent and most influential writers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Assia Djebar has received more than 252,730 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Assia Djebar is the 990th most popular writer (up from 1,118th in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Algeria (up from 36th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Algerian Writer.

Assia Djebar is most famous for her novels and essays that have been translated into many languages. She was born in Algeria, but she has lived in France since the late 1960s. Her novels are about the struggle for Algerian independence and the lives of Algerian women.

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  • 61.78

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.08

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  • 3.16

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Notable Works

Ombre sultane
The story of how Isma and Hajila, wives of the same man, escape from the traditional restraints imposed upon the women of their country.
Vaste est la prison
Les alouettes naïves
Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement

Page views of Assia Djebars by language

Over the past year Assia Djebar has had the most page views in the with 50,211 views, followed by Arabic (27,346), and English (27,214). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (174.65%), Macedonian (52.23%), and Malayalam (47.97%)


Among writers, Assia Djebar ranks 990 out of 7,302Before her are Aristarchus of Samothrace, Prudentius, Jean de Joinville, Richard Matheson, Christoph Martin Wieland, and Aron Nimzowitsch. After her are Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Waris Dirie, Corinna, John Fowles, Samuel Richardson, and William Styron.

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Among people born in 1936, Assia Djebar ranks 52Before her are Ghassan Kanafani, Bill Wyman, Raymond Poulidor, Benedict Anderson, Yasuo Fukuda, and Roger Whittaker. After her are Choummaly Sayasone, Richard Wilson, Denny Hulme, Boniface Alexandre, Bekim Fehmiu, and Dražan Jerković. Among people deceased in 2015, Assia Djebar ranks 55Before her are Fatema Mernissi, Yves Chauvin, Benedict Anderson, Mathieu Kérékou, Michele Ferrero, and Richard F. Heck. After her are Pierre Brice, Louis Jourdan, Marshall Rosenberg, Francesco Rosi, Maureen O'Hara, and Zhelyu Zhelev.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Assia Djebar ranks 31 out of 213Before her are Syphax (-250), Ferhat Abbas (1899), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Abd al-Mu'min (1094), Marcel Cerdan (1916), and Marlène Jobert (1940). After her are Edwige Fenech (1948), Chadli Bendjedid (1929), Jacques Attali (1943), Enrico Macias (1938), Robert Merle (1908), and Hélène Cixous (1937).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Assia Djebar ranks 4Before her are Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), and Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948). After her are Robert Merle (1908), Hélène Cixous (1937), Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Kateb Yacine (1929), Mohammed Dib (1920), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Al-Busiri (1213), and Mouloud Feraoun (1913).