Famous Algerian Writers

Find out more about the greatest Algerian Writers, including Albert Camus, Martinique, Jacques Derrida, Frantz Fanon and Hélène Cixous.

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 1 Martinique

Martinique
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Algerian

 2 Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Algerian, French
Died: October 9, 2004

Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher remembered for developing deconstruction, a form of semiotic analysis. Derrida is one of the most influential figures associated with postmodern philosophy and post-structuralism. He also had a major influence on academic disciplines like philosophy, law, political theory, anthropology, applied linguistics, and historiography. He also influenced music, art criticism, art, and architecture.

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 3 Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Algerian, French, Martiniquan
Died: December 6, 1961

 4 Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy
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Famous As: Intellectual
Birthdate: November 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Algerian
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 5 Hélène Cixous

Hélène Cixous
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: June 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Algerian

Hélène Cixous is a professor, poet, playwright, rhetorician, literary critic, philosopher, and French feminist writer. She is best known for writing an article titled The Laugh of the Medusa, which earned her popularity and established her as a thinker in post-structural feminism.

 6 Kateb Yacine

Kateb Yacine
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Famous As: writer, playwright, journalist
Birthdate: August 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Algerian
Died: October 28, 1989

 7 Assia Djebar

Assia Djebar
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Algerian
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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 8 Martianus Capella

Martianus Capella
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Famous As: Prose writer
Birthdate: 0360 AD
Nationality: Algerian, Ancient Roman
Died: 0428 AD

 9 Moufdi Zakaria

Moufdi Zakaria
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Algerian
Died: August 17, 1977

 10 Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Algerian

 11 Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Ahlam Mosteghanemi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Algerian

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.

 12 Kamel Daoud

Kamel Daoud
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Algerian

 13 Mohammed Dib

Mohammed Dib
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Algerian
Died: May 2, 2003

 14 Lounés Matoub

Lounés Matoub
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Algerian
Died: June 25, 1998

 15 Ferhat Abbas

Ferhat Abbas
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Algerian

 16 Mohammed Arkoun

Mohammed Arkoun
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Algerian

 17 Boualem Sansal

Boualem Sansal
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Famous As: writer, engineer, teacher, business executive
Birthdate: October 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Algerian

 18 Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Algerian
Died: March 15, 1962

 19 Rachid Boudjedra

Rachid Boudjedra
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Algerian

 20 Malek Haddad

Malek Haddad
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Algerian
Died: June 2, 1978

 21 Taos Amrouche

Taos Amrouche
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Algerian, French
Died: April 2, 1976

 22 Rachid Mimouni

Rachid Mimouni
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Algerian
Died: February 12, 1995

 23 Jean Amrouche

Jean Amrouche
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Algerian
Died: April 16, 1962

 24 Jean Sénac

Jean Sénac
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Algerian
Died: August 30, 1973

 25 Paul Robert

Paul Robert
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Famous As: French lexicographer
Birthdate: October 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Algerian
Died: August 11, 1980

 26 Nabile Farès

Nabile Farès
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Algerian
Died: August 30, 2016

 27 'Abd al-Hamid Benhadugah

'Abd al-Hamid Benhadugah
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Algerian
Died: October 26, 1996

 28 Henri Kréa

Henri Kréa
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Algerian, French
Died: December 6, 2000

 29 Mourad Bourboune

Mourad Bourboune
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Algerian