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

 2 Bernard-Henri Lévy

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

Jacques Attali
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

French economic and social theorist Jacques Attali was born in Algiers and later moved to Paris with his family. Apart from heading the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he has established various non-profits and the EUREKA program. He has also penned books such as Labyrinth in Culture and Society.

 4 Kateb Yacine

Kateb Yacine
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Famous As: writer, playwright, journalist
Birthdate: August 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantine
Died: October 28, 1989
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 5 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. 

 6 Martianus Capella

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

 7 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.

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 8 Yasmina Khadra

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

 9 Moufdi Zakaria

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

 10 Kamel Daoud

Kamel Daoud
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 11 Lounés Matoub

Lounés Matoub
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Béni-Aïssi, Algeria
Died: June 25, 1998

 12 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

 13 Ferhat Abbas

Ferhat Abbas
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Taher, Jijel, Algeria

 14 Mohammed Arkoun

Mohammed Arkoun
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 15 Boualem Sansal

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

 16 Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tizi Hibel, Aït Mahmoud, Algeria
Died: March 15, 1962

 17 Rachid Boudjedra

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

 18 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

 19 Rachid Mimouni

Rachid Mimouni
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boudouaou, Algeria
Died: February 12, 1995

 20 Jean Amrouche

Jean Amrouche
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ighil Ali, Algeria
Died: April 16, 1962

 21 Jean Sénac

Jean Sénac
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beni Saf, Algeria
Died: August 30, 1973

 22 Paul Robert

Paul Robert
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Famous As: French lexicographer
Birthdate: October 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ech-Cheliff, Algeria
Died: August 11, 1980

 23 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

 24 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

 25 'Abd al-Hamid Benhadugah

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

 26 Henri Kréa

Henri Kréa
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
Died: December 6, 2000

 27 Mourad Bourboune

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