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Assia Djebar in 1992
30 June 1936
|Died||6 February 2015
|Occupation||novelist, essayist, professor|
|Alma mater||École Normale Supérieure|
|Notable works||La Soif, Les Impatients, Les Enfants du Nouveau Monde, Les Alouettes Naïves|
|Notable awards||Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Yourcenar Prize|
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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