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Assia Djebar
Assia Djebar in 1992
Assia Djebar in 1992
Born Fatima-Zohra Imalayen
(1936-06-30)30 June 1936
Cherchell, Algeria
Died 6 February 2015(2015-02-06) (aged 78)
Paris, France
Occupation novelist, essayist, professor
Nationality Algeria
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Subject Feminism
Notable works La Soif, Les Impatients, Les Enfants du Nouveau Monde, Les Alouettes Naïves
Notable awards Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Yourcenar Prize


Assia Djebar (Arabic: آسيا جبار ) is the pen name of Fatima-Zohra Imalayen (30 June 1936 – 6 February 2015) was an Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker.

She was known for writing books about feminism. She was elected to the Académie française on 16 June 2005, the first writer from the Maghreb to achieve such recognition. For the entire body of her work she was awarded the 1996 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

Djebar died in Paris, aged 78.

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