Arab Today, arab today algerian novelist assia djebar dead at 78
Last Updated : GMT 21:41:32
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Algerian novelist Assia Djebar dead at 78

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Algerian novelist Assia Djebar dead at 78

Algerian writer Assia Djebar
Algiers - AFP

Novelist Assia Djebar, an ardent defender of women's rights in her native Algeria, has died aged 78, state radio said Saturday.
The French-language author and filmmaker, who was seen as a contender for the Nobel literature prize in recent years, died on Friday in a hospital in Paris.
She will be buried in her native home of Cherchell, a Berber coastal town west of Algiers, the radio said.
Djebar, whose real name was Fatima Zohra Imalyene, was elected in 2005 to the Academie Francaise, France's top literary institution.
She wrote more than 15 novels in French as well as poetry and short stories, receiving widespread acclaim for her treatment of Muslim women and their struggle for emancipation.
Her books have been translated into 23 languages, including English, and she divided her time between Paris and the United States where she taught graduate studies at New York University.
She moved to France to study at the age of 18 and became the first Algerian woman to be admitted to the country's top literary university, the Ecole Normale Superieure.
Djebar rose to fame after publishing her first book in 1957.
The novel, "La Soif" -- literally "the thirst" but translated into English as "The Mischief" -- was compared favourably to its best-selling contemporary, Francoise Sagan's "Bonjour Tristesse".
It was published under her real name before she adopted Assia Djebar as her pen name.
La Soif's protagonist Nadia is a westernised French-Algerian girl who lives a carefree life, and tries to seduce her friend's husband in order to make her own boyfriend jealous.
The book was condemned in Algeria for ignoring the politics of the day.
In 1977, Djebar directed her first film, "La Nouba des femmes du mont Chenoua", (The Song of the Women of Mount Chenoua) about a female engineer who returns to Algeria after many years in Western exile.
She won the International Critics' Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1979 for that work.
Her documentary film chronicling life in North Africa during the first half of the 20th century, "La Zerda ou les chants de l'oubli", (Zerda or the Forgotten Songs) won the special prize for the best historical film of the Berlinale in 1982.

 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today algerian novelist assia djebar dead at 78 Arab Today, arab today algerian novelist assia djebar dead at 78

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'

GMT 11:59 2017 Friday ,24 March

Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemen children dream of school

GMT 07:25 2017 Friday ,24 March

Yemen children dream of school
Arab Today, arab today MP submits a petition to dismiss university head

GMT 06:21 2017 Friday ,24 March

MP submits a petition to dismiss university head
Arab Today, arab today Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Haifa Wahby bets on her new drama show

GMT 06:04 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Haifa Wahby bets on her new drama show
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked

GMT 07:03 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni

GMT 22:00 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Number of unwedded girls amounts to 2.5m

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 15:06 2017 Saturday ,25 March

Dialysis Supplies Dwindle for Syrians

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

US, Britain ban laptops on flights

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday