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Djebar, Assia 1936-2015

Works: 255 works in 1,280 publications in 16 languages and 24,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of introduction, Translator, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PQ3989.2.D57, 843
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Women of Algiers in their apartment by Assia Djebar( Book )

104 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated for the first time into English, this collection of short fiction by one of the leading writers of North Africa details the plight of Algerian women and raises far-reaching issues that speak to us all. Women of Algiers quickly sold out its first printing of 15,000 in France and was hugely popular in Italy, but the book was denounced in Algeria for its criticism of the postcolonial socialist regime, which denied and subjugated women even as it celebrated the liberation of men. It was the first work to do so openly. These stylistically innovative, lyrical stories address the cloistering of women, the implications of reticence, and the significance of language and its connection to oppression (Djebar calls official Arabic "an authoritarian language that is simultaneously the language of men"). Mixing newly written pieces with older ones, Djebar attempts "to bring the past into a dialogue with the present". The stories raise issues surrounding this passage from colonial to postcolonial culture - national literature, cultural authenticity, and the impact of war on both men and women. The book's title comes from a Delacroix painting that depicts a unique glimpse of the harem, an emblem of the dual violation of Algerian women, both colonial and gendered
So vast the prison by Assia Djebar( Book )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the plight of women in the Muslim world. The heroine is a musicologist in Algeria whose husband attempts to blind her for having an affair with a student. The author lives in exile
Children of the New World : a novel of the Algerian War by Assia Djebar( Book )

44 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The internationally acclaimed writer Assia Djebar portrays the interlocking lives of women and men in an Algerian mountain town, plunged into a protracted anti-colonial struggle against France in the 1950s. Children of the New World, written one year before Algerian independence, reveals the escalating conflict from the perspectives of a variety of characters - traditional wives, radicalized students, and political organizers. In the novel, the desperate conflict transforms women's lives, drawing them inexorably from the private world of the home into a war for their community's liberation"--
A sister to Scheherazade by Assia Djebar( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isma and Hajila are both wives of the same man, but they are not rivals. Isma - older, vibrant, passionate, emancipated - is in stark contrast to the passive, cloistered Hajila. In alternating chapters, Isma tells her own story in the first person, and then Hajila's in the second person. She details how she escaped from the traditional restraints imposed upon the women of her country - and how, in making her escape, she condemns Hajila to those very restraints. When Hajila catches a glimpse of an unveiled woman, she realized that she, too, wants a life beyond the veil, and it is Isma who offers her the key to her own freedom"
Algerian white : a narrative by Assia Djebar( Book )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algerian White is the author's account of the history of her nation from its struggle in 1956 for independence to the present
The tongue's blood does not run dry : Algerian stories by Assia Djebar( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Foreigners both in their home and homeland, the people in these stories search for meaning in hospitals, in homes, in family, in graves. Caught most symbolically in the crossfire lie the bodies, minds, and lives of women. A French woman is renamed in order to be buried beside her Algerian husband. Another returns to her tumultuous country of birth and is haunted by vivid childhood memories of her martyred parents. With the will to justly carry divergent loyalties, the characters in these stories prove how the force of the human heart can never be confined by any geographic border."--BOOK JACKET
L'amour, la fantasia : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

78 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un beau livre, entre France et Algérie, écrit dans un français somptueux. L'Amour, la fantasia est un livre sur l'amour. Celui du corps et de la langue. Mais cet amour n'est jamais nommé. Dans la société maghrébine traditionnelle, l'homme ne nomme jamais son épouse. Ici le corps féminin a échappé au conquérant. Il est dit clans une langue superbe par un grand écrivain
The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa
Fantasia, an Algerian cavalcade by Assia Djebar( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stunning novel, Assia Djebar intertwines the history of her native Algeria with episodes from the life of a young girl in a story stretching from the French conquest in 1830 to the War of Liberation of the 1950s. The girl, growing up in the old Roman coastal town of Cherchel, sees her life in contrast to that of a neighboring French family, and yearns for more than law and tradition allow her to experience. Headstrong and passionate, she escapes from the cloistered life of her family to join her brother in the maquis' fight against French domination. Djebar's exceptional descriptive powers bring to life the experiences of girls and women caught up in the dual struggle for independence - both their own and Algeria's
Loin de Médine : filles d'Ismaël : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

58 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algérienne, considérée aujourd'hui comme l'un des écrivains les plus importants du Maghreb, Assia Djebar nous transporte à Médine, à la mort du Prophète. Et c'est des femmes qu'elle nous parle, nombreuses et influentes dans l'entourage du fondateur de l'Islam, où se déchaînent déjà des intrigues et des rivalités de succession. Nous découvrons les figures d'une histoire ignorée, oubliée : reines de tribus, prophétesses, femmes chefs de guerre dans une Arabie en effervescence. Fatima, fille du Prophète, fière et indomptable, se dresse en Antigone arabe, tandis qu'Aicha, sa jeune veuve, s'installe dans son rôle de "diseuse de mémoire". Bien d'autres encore, femmes de La Mecque, affranchies, errantes, mêlent leurs voix et se souviennent. -- Back cover
La femme sans sépulture : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
Les nuits de Strasbourg : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinquante ans après l'évacuation de la population de Strasbourg, les amours en neuf nuits de Thelja, venue retrouver son amant, veuf et hanté par le passé
Nulle part dans la maison de mon père : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voor een jong Algerijns meisje dat opgroeit in de jaren veertig en vijftig, gaat een nieuwe wereld open als ze kennismaakt met de Franse cultuur op de school waar haar vader onderwijzer is
La disparition de la langue française : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société
Les alouettes naïves : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mischief. Translated from the French by Frances Frenaye by Assia Djebar( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel: La soit
L'écrivain francophone à la croisée des langues : entretiens by Lise Gauvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir d'entretiens menés avec onze écrivains de langue française (dont Antonine Maillet, Rachid Mimouni, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Cheikh Hamidou Kane) l'auteur se propose d'identifier, en autant de parcours singuliers, le type de rapports que chacun a développé avec la ou les langues qu'il a dû traverser. Se révèle ainsi un nouvel aspect de l'imaginaire francophone
Die Ungeduldigen by Assia Djebar( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Algerien/Algier ; Frau - Islam
Nawbat al-nisāʼ bi-jabal Shunwah = The Nouba of the women of Mount Chenoua( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in Arabic and French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to her native region 15 years after the end of the Algerian war, Lila is obsessed by memories of the war for independence that defined her childhood. In dialogue with other Algerian women, she reflects on the differences between her life and theirs. In lyrical footage she contemplates the power of grandmothers who pass down traditions of anti-colonial resistance to their heirs
Women of Islam by Assia Djebar( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Women of Algiers in their apartment
Alternative Names

controlled identityImalhayene, Fatma-Zohra, 1936-2015

Assia Djebar 1936-

Assia Djebar, 1936-2015

Assia Djebar Algerian writer and film director

Assia Djebar algerische Schriftstellerin, Filmemacherin, Historikerin und Hochschullehrerin

Assia Djebar écrivaine et réalisatrice algérienne

Assia Djebar Frans filmregisseur

Assia Djebar linguísta, escritora, traductora, crítica literaria y profesora

Assia Djebar pisarka algierska

Assia Djebar scrittrice e regista algerina

Assia Djebarová alžírská spisovatelka

Ásszija Dzsebár

Cebbar, Asiya, 1936-2015

Djebar, Ashiz 1936-

Djebar, Ashiz, 1936-2015

Djebar, Assia

Djebar, Assia, 1936-

Djebbar, Assia.

Djebbar, Assia 1936-...

Djebbar Assia 1936-2015

Džebar, Assia 1936-

Džebar, Assia, 1936-2015

Džebbar, Asija 1936-

Džebbar, Asija 1936-2015

Ǧabār, Āsyā 1936-2015

Ǧabbār, Āsiya

Ǧabbār, Āsiyā 1936-...

Ǧabbār Āsiyā 1936-2015

Ǧabbār, Āsyā 1936-2015

Gʹebar, Asiyah 1936-2015

Imalayen, Fatema Zohra 1936-2015

Imalayen, Fatima-Zohra, 1936-2015

Imalayen, Fatma-Zohra

Imalayène, Fatima-Zohra

Imalayène, Fatima-Zohra 1936-2015

Imalayène, Fatma Zohra.

Imalayène Fatma Zohra 1936-2015

Imalhayene, Fatima-Zohra.

Imalhayene, Fatma-Zohra.

Jabbār, Āsiyā 1936-

Jabbār, Āsiyā 1936-2015

Zohra, Fatima 1936-

Zohra, Fatima 1936-2015

Асија Џебар

Ассия Джебар

Ассія Джебар

Асія Джэбар

אסיה ג'באר סופרת צרפתייה

ג'באר, אסיא

גʹבאר, אסיה 1936-2015

آسيا جبار كاتبة ومخرجة أفلام جزائرية

آسیا جێبار

آسیه جبار زبان‌شناس، تاریخ‌نگار، نویسنده، مترجم، و کارگردان فرانسوی

الجبار, آسيا.

جبار، آسيا، 1936-2015.

അസ്സിയ ഡ്ജെബാർ

ასია ჯებარი

제바르, 아시아 1936-2015

제바르, 아씨아 1936-2015


ジェバール, アシア


French (529)

English (165)

German (67)

Spanish (35)

Italian (32)

Swedish (13)

Dutch (10)

Arabic (8)

Bosnian (4)

Danish (4)

Russian (2)

Catalan (2)

Croatian (1)

Turkish (1)

Polish (1)

Hebrew (1)

So vast the prisonChildren of the New World : a novel of the Algerian WarA sister to ScheherazadeAlgerian white : a narrativeThe tongue's blood does not run dry : Algerian storiesThe Heinemann book of contemporary African short storiesFantasia, an Algerian cavalcadeLoin de Médine : filles d'Ismaël : roman