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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 213,808 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Assia Djebar is the 1,126th most popular writer (down from 1,027th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 27th in 2019) and the 6th 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 1,126 out of 5,755Before her are Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Lin Yutang, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Meng Haoran, Joan Fuster, and Gaius Asinius Pollio. After her are James Bond, Hrotsvitha, Lobsang Rampa, Ken Kesey, Eiji Yoshikawa, and Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia.

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Among people born in 1936, Assia Djebar ranks 59Before her are Günter Blobel, Denny Hulme, Bruce Dern, Alan J. Heeger, Abdul Qadeer Khan, and Eric Walter Elst. After her are Dražan Jerković, Jean M. Auel, Héctor Elizondo, Jill Ireland, Roy Emerson, and Henry Lee Lucas. Among people deceased in 2015, Assia Djebar ranks 60Before her are Francesco Rosi, Yoichiro Nambu, Mathieu Kérékou, Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, and Boris Nemtsov. After her are Maureen O'Hara, Kurt Masur, Alfred G. Gilman, Gabriele Ferzetti, Setsuko Hara, and Richard F. Heck.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Assia Djebar ranks 36 out of 184Before her are Marlène Jobert (1940), Daniel Auteuil (1950), Abd al-Mu'min (1094), Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Robert Merle (1908), and Chadli Bendjedid (1929). After her are Jean-Claude Brialy (1933), Hélène Cixous (1937), Micipsa (-200), Louis Franchet d'Espèrey (1856), Marcus Cornelius Fronto (100), and Enrico Macias (1938).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Assia Djebar ranks 6Before her are Albert Camus (1913), Apuleius (125), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Marcus Minucius Felix (110), and Robert Merle (1908). After her are Hélène Cixous (1937), Kateb Yacine (1929), Mohammed Dib (1920), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), and Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578).