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Kateb Yacine

1929 - 1989

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Kateb Yacine (Arabic pronunciation: [kæːtb jæːsiːn]; 2 August 1929 or 6 August 1929 – 28 October 1989) was an Algerian writer notable for his novels and plays, both in French and Algerian Arabic, and his advocacy of the Berber cause. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kateb Yacine has received more than 254,549 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Kateb Yacine is the 1,681st most popular writer (up from 1,738th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 47th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Algerian Writer.

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Among writers, Kateb Yacine ranks 1,681 out of 5,755Before him are Walafrid Strabo, Vicki Baum, Samuel ibn Naghrillah, Antonio de Nebrija, Ahad Ha'am, and Ivan Klíma. After him are John of Kronstadt, Frans Sammut, Liu Cixin, Maria Gripe, Acusilaus, and Alexander Polyhistor.

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Among people born in 1929, Kateb Yacine ranks 133Before him are Nureddin al-Atassi, Sam Nujoma, Édouard Balladur, Eric Carle, Zillur Rahman, and Whitey Bulger. After him are Vladimír Menšík, George Crumb, Vasily Shukshin, Carlos Lacoste, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, and Filaret. Among people deceased in 1989, Kateb Yacine ranks 80Before him are Pérez Prado, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gaetano Scirea, Giuseppe Siri, and R. D. Laing. After him are Albert Bormann, Charles Vanel, Hibari Misora, Vasile Milea, Cesare Zavattini, and Mihály Lantos.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Kateb Yacine ranks 50 out of 184Before him are Mohamed Boudiaf (1919), Khaled (1960), Liamine Zéroual (1941), Edwige Fenech (1948), Lalla Fatma N'Soumer (1830), and Kusaila (640). After him are Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre (1810), Ali Kafi (1928), Lakhdar Brahimi (1934), René Viviani (1862), Mohammed Dib (1920), and Paul Masson (1876).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Kateb Yacine ranks 8Before him are Apuleius (125), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Robert Merle (1908), Assia Djebar (1936), and Hélène Cixous (1937). After him are Mohammed Dib (1920), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578), Ibn Manzur (1233), and Yasmina Khadra (1955).