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Mohammed Dib

1920 - 2003

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Mohammed Dib (Arabic: محمد ديب; 21 July 1920 – 2 May 2003) was an Algerian author. He wrote over 30 novels, as well as numerous short stories, poems, and children's literature in the French language. He is probably Algeria's most prolific and well-known writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammed Dib has received more than 145,007 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Mohammed Dib is the 1,940th most popular writer (up from 2,167th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Algeria (up from 56th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Algerian Writer.

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  • 55.45

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Mohammed Dib ranks 1,940 out of 5,755Before him are Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Stefania Wilczyńska, Anne Sexton, Mariano José de Larra, Rhonda Byrne, and Jean-Dominique Bauby. After him are Niccolò de' Niccoli, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Kate Millett, Adnan Oktar, Fred Uhlman, and Francis Jammes.

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Among people born in 1920, Mohammed Dib ranks 122Before him are Abe Lenstra, Ray Harryhausen, Don Taylor, Bruno Maderna, Yang Kyoungjong, and Heinz Kessler. After him are Guido Cantelli, Zhou Xuan, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Albert Memmi, Michael Anderson, and Paik Sun-yup. Among people deceased in 2003, Mohammed Dib ranks 83Before him are Waichiro Omura, Ramón Serrano Suñer, Rik Van Steenbergen, André Claveau, Rubén González, and David Hemmings. After him are Johanna Budwig, Martha Scott, Maurice Pialat, Janko Bobetko, Mohamed Choukri, and Gertrude Ederle.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Mohammed Dib ranks 55 out of 184Before him are Kusaila (640), Kateb Yacine (1929), Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre (1810), Ali Kafi (1928), Lakhdar Brahimi (1934), and René Viviani (1862). After him are Paul Masson (1876), Rabah Madjer (1958), Alphonse Juin (1888), Adherbal (-200), Gaston Julia (1893), and Isaac Alfasi (1013).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Mohammed Dib ranks 9Before him are Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Marcus Minucius Felix (110), Robert Merle (1908), Assia Djebar (1936), Hélène Cixous (1937), and Kateb Yacine (1929). After him are Isaac Alfasi (1013), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari (1578), Ibn Manzur (1233), Yasmina Khadra (1955), and Mouloud Mammeri (1917).