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He was born into a Catholic family in the Kabyle mountains. At a certain point the family was forced to emigrate to Tunisia where he was educated and began his career. As a high school teacher in Tunis, Albert Memmi was one of his students. He published his first book of poetry, Cendres in Amrouche was also concerned with the preservation of his Amazigh Berber cultural heritage.
Like her brother, she was concerned with preserving the cultural heritage of the Kabylie.
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In she published a collection of tales, poems and proverbs called le Grain magique. She also collected and recorded songs and chants from this culture. She also wrote two novels: l'Amant imaginaire and an autobiographical novel Jacinthe noire Mouloud Mammeri was born on the 28th of December in Kabylia. A patriot who struggled for the independence of Algeria from French Colonization, he also studied in Morocco and in France before becoming director of the Centre de recherche anthropologiques in Algiers.
But Mammeri is probably best known as a staunch advocate for cultural pluralism in Algeria and for the struggle for the recognition of the Amazigh culture and language throughout North Africa. In his lecture on ancient Amazigh poetry from Kabylie was canceled by the authorities. This act of cultural repression triggered massive demonstrations all over Algeria. Among the people in the front ranks of the demonstrations were Kabylie artists and intellectuals. The date in which the demonstrations started is still celebrated as Tafsut Imazighen "The Amazigh Spring" by Amazigh cultural movements all over North Africa.
Mammeri was a founder of a review, Awal, dedicated to research into Amazigh culture, language and history. He returned to Algeria in where he taught Arabic literature. In he left for France where he held odd jobs to earn a living. He returned to Tunisia in where he wrote for the radio and press of the FLN. He returned to Algeria in and has written for the theater, radio and television, including the BBC and Radio Tunisia.
His most famous novel is Nedjma , was published in the midst of Algeria's anti-colonial war against the French. It arguably the most important novels in the Francophone Maghrebi tradition.
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Yacine has described it as "autobiographie au plurielle" in which three narratives, memories of his childhood and his mother, infatuation with his cousin Nedjma and Algerian history. He died on October 28, Mohammed Dib is by far Algeria's most prolific writer and a major figure of world literature.
Dib is an innovative writer who often explored experimental techniques. For example, Qui se souvient de la mer is a novel about the war for independence in Algeria, set in a mythical, science fiction like city. In so doing, the novel becomes a compelling allegorical narrative of the specific conflict in Algeria and of the psychology of resistance to oppression. He has also published collections of poetry such as Ombre gardienne; Feu, beau feu and O vive.
Assia Djebar is certainly the best known woman writer if not the best known overall of the Maghreb, at least in the West. She taught history for many years at the University of Algiers, and much of work is pervaded by persistent historical questioning. But above all Djebar's work is concerned with the situation of women in Algeria and with giving them the voice that elements in society would have them denied.
She is also a prize winning film-maker. Les Enfants du nouveau monde , the first of her works to receive widespread critical acclaim, is a novel which deals with the Algerian anti-colonial war and, in particular, the role women played in it. Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement takes its title from Delacroix's famous painting and is made up almost entirely of conversations between women.
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L'Amour la fantasia is an extraordinarily complex work which weaves together historical narratives of French colonization and autobiography. Tahar Ouettar also spelled Tahir Wattar Is one of the more important figures in Algerian literature written in Arabic. After the war he edited periodicals in Tunisia and Algeria.
He has published novels plays and short stories in Arabic. He currently resides in Algiers. Ahlam Mosteghanemi --Ahlam Mosteghanemi is the author of Dhakirat al-jasad , the first novel published by an Algerian woman in Arabic. In , an English translation bearing the title Memory in the Flesh was published by the American University in Cairo, as a result of the novel receiving the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature. Holder of a B. In fact, many of her novels deal with the situation of Algerian women who have immigrated to Europe.
Through a story recounted by a young Algerian to his foreign lover concerning the life of his mother who had been repudiated by his father, Boudjedra questions the values of his traditional society. According to the author, the text is partially autobiographical, stemming from the repudiation of Boudjedra's mother by his father. Boudjedra's fiction is provocative, experimental and moving.
FIS de la haine is a work of nonfiction in which Boudjedra examines the roots of the current crisis in Algeria. The books pulls no punches towards the FIS, the West, or anyone else. And yet Boudjedra makes every effort to sort out the bloodthirsty ambitions of the FIS Islamic Salvation Front from the more tolerant tradition of Islam, and the ruthless, money-driven character of the West from its noble humanistic tradition.
Since he has written exclusively in Arabic and the issuing French versions of his novels. He and is currently a professor of Arabic literature at the University of Algiers. Tahar Djaout was one of the first of a far too long string of intellectuals to be killed in the violence that has shaken Algeria since the canceled elections. One of the men arrested for the assassination allegedly said that Djaout was targeted because, "he wrote too well, he had an intelligent pen, and he was able to touch people; because of this he was a danger to the fundamentalist ideology.
Djaout was born in Kabylie, studied mathematics at the university, then became a journalist. As such he was a staunch advocate for democracy, and a harsh critic of corruption in the Algerian government and of the FIS.
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Although he began his literary career in poetry, he is best known for his novels. Rachid Mimouni --Decades after Algerian independence Rachid Mimouni's literary production in French shows the incredible ability of Maghrebi writers to use French as a language of artistic creation and expression. This new field nourishes the rooting of contemporary practices as well as the renewal of ancestral wisdom. With the contribution of specialists from different backgrounds, this collective book presents a wide spectrum of perspectives to bridge traditional and modern knowledges.
Olivier Douville is a psychoanalyst and anthropologist, international speaker and lecturer at University Paris 10 Nanterre and Paris 7 Denis-Diderot. Michael Smith Ph. Iona Miller is a therapist, artist and consultant.