Famous Algerian Novelists

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 1 Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy
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Famous As: Intellectual
Birthdate: November 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Béni Saf, Algeria

 2 Assia Djebar

Assia Djebar
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cherchell
Died: February 6, 2015

Assia Djebar was an Algerian novelist, translator, and filmmaker. She was a staunch feminist, and her works mostly revolved around the issues faced by women. She was fiercely anti-patriarchal and anti-colonial. In 2005, she became the first writer from the Maghreb to be elected to the Académie française. She received the 1996 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. 

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 3 Martianus Capella

Martianus Capella
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Famous As: Prose writer
Birthdate: 0360 AD
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0428 AD

 4 Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kénadsa

 5 Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Ahlam Mosteghanemi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Constantine

Ahlam Mosteghanemi became the first female author from Algeria to have her books translated from Arabic to English. Daughter of militant activist Mohammed Cherif, Ahlam is known for her bestselling novels such as Memory of the Flesh. Her works reflect her fight against fundamentalism and corruption.

 6 Mohammed Dib

Mohammed Dib
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tlemcen, Algeria
Died: May 2, 2003

 7 Rachid Boudjedra

Rachid Boudjedra
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aïn Beïda, Algeria
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 8 Taos Amrouche

Taos Amrouche
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: April 2, 1976

 9 Malek Haddad

Malek Haddad
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: June 2, 1978

 10 Nabile Farès

Nabile Farès
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Collo, Algeria
Died: August 30, 2016

 11 Mourad Bourboune

Mourad Bourboune
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jijel, Algeria