Assia Djebar

1936 - 2015

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Fatima-Zohra Imalayen (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 189,819 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Assia Djebar is the 1,027th most popular writer (up from 1,168th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Algeria (up from 31st 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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Among writers, Assia Djebar ranks 1,027 out of 5,794Before her are D. T. Suzuki, Joachim du Bellay, Ernst Barlach, Sherwood Anderson, Herodian, and Basava. After her are Dionysius Thrax, Marcus Manilius, Andrew of Crete, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Quintus Fabius Pictor.

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Among people born in 1936, Assia Djebar ranks 59Before her are Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Günter Blobel, Jean M. Auel, Bill Wyman, and Bruce Dern. After her are Duncan Edwards, Valerie Solanas, Dražan Jerković, Christine Nöstlinger, Alan Alda, and Joaquín Peiró. Among people deceased in 2015, Assia Djebar ranks 58Before her are Val Logsdon Fitch, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Khaled al-Asaad, Cynthia Lennon, Yevgeny Primakov, and Francesco Rosi. After her are Fatema Mernissi, Kenzo Ohashi, Louis Jourdan, Marshall Rosenberg, Setsuko Hara, and Robert Loggia.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Assia Djebar ranks 27 out of 164Before her are Syphax (-250), Juba I of Numidia (-85), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Abd al-Mu'min (1094), and Daniel Auteuil (1950). After her are Ferhat Abbas (1899), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Marlène Jobert (1940), Robert Merle (1908), Ptolemy of Mauretania (-9), and Priscian (500).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Assia Djebar ranks 4Before her are Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), and Marcus Minucius Felix (110). After her are Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Robert Merle (1908), Hélène Cixous (1937), Kateb Yacine (1929), Mohammed Dib (1920), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578).