Assia Djebar , of its true name Fatima-Zohra Imalayène , born with Cherchell the June 30th 1936, is a Algerian writer of French expression , author of Romance S, Nouvelle S, Poésie S and Essai S. It also wrote for the theater, and it carried out several Film S.
Its work has as subjects the emancipation of the women, the history, Algeria considered through its violence and its languages. Assia Djebar is regarded as one of the most famous and influential authors of the the Maghreb. She was elected with the French Academy in 2005, becoming thus the Arab first French-speaking writer to obtain this recognition.
“ I write, like so many of other Algerian women writers with an emergency feeling, against the regression and the misogyny. ” - Assia Djebar
Assia Djebar is born in a family from Algerian traditional lower middle class. His/her father, Tahar Imalhayène is teacher (resulting from the Moslem Teacher training school teachers of Bouzaréah) and his/her mother Bahia Sahraoui belongs to the Berber tribe of Berkani of Dahra. Assia Djebar passes its childhood to Mouzaïaville (Mitidja), studies at the French school then in a private Koranic school. From 10 years, she studies with the College of Blida, in traditional section (Greek, Latin, English) and obtained her baccalaureat in 1953, then she returns in Hypokhâgne to Algiers.
In 1954, it returns in Khâgne to Paris (Fénelon College). The following year, it enters to the National university of young girls of Sevres, where it chooses the study of the History. From 1956, because of the War of Algeria, Assia Djebar does not pass its examinations (strikes of the Algerian students). In 1957, it publishes its first novel, Thirst . The following year, it leaves the school, marries the Algerian writer Malek Alloula then leaves France.
From 1959, it studies and teaches the modern history and contemporary of the Maghreb to the Faculty of Arts of Rabat. July 1st, 1962, it turns over to Algeria. It is professor of history to the Université of Algiers, until 1965, where the teaching of the history and philosophy passes in Arab language.
Of 1966 at 1974, it generally resides in France (Paris), and remains regularly in Algeria. She marries the writer Walid Carn (pseudonym of Ould-Steeped Ahhmed), with whom she wrote the part Rouge the paddle , then remarie with Malek Alloula.
Of 1995 with 2001, it is director of the Center of French and French-speaking studies of Louisiana to the the United States. In 1999, it is elected member of the royal Académie of language and literature Frenchwomen of Belgium.
Since 2001, it teaches at the department of French studies of the Université of New York. June 16th 2005, it is elected with armchair 5 of the French Academy, succeeding Georges Vedel, and is received there on June 22nd 2006.
Works of Assia Djebar were translated into 21 languages. Assia Djebar lives in France and in the United States, where she teaches the French literature.
- 1979 - Price of international Criticism to the Biennale de Venise, for Spree of the Women of the Mount Chenoua (feature-length film).
- 1997 - Price Marguerite Yourcenar (Boston).
- 1999 - Price of the review French Studies
- 2000 - Price of the peace of the booksellers and German editors.
- 2005 - Doctorate honoris causa of the university of Osnabrück.
- Thirst , novel (1957)
- Impatient the , novel (1958)
- Children of the New World , novel (1962)
- naive Larks , novel (1967)
- Poems for happy Algeria , poetry (1969)
- Red the paddle , theater (1969)
- Women of Algiers in their apartment , news (1980)
- Love, the fantasia , novel (1985)
- Shade sultana , novel (1987)
- Far from Médine , novel (1991)
- Vaste is the prison , novel (1995)
- the White of Algeria , account (1996)
- These voices which besiege me: In margin of my francophonie , test (1999)
- the Woman without burial , novel (2002)
- the Disappearance of the French language , novel (2003)
Catalog of films
- Spree of the women of the Mount Chenoua (1978)
- Zerda or songs of the lapse of memory (1982)
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