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Djebar, Assia 1936-2015

Works: 224 works in 1,070 publications in 16 languages and 22,747 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Biography  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of introduction, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PQ3989.2.D57, 843
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Women of Algiers in their apartment by Assia Djebar( Book )

94 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,334 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
Fantasia, an Algerian cavalcade by Assia Djebar( Book )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,101 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
So vast the prison by Assia Djebar( Book )

65 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,023 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
A sister to Scheherazade by Assia Djebar( Book )

74 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 739 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"
The tongue's blood does not run dry : Algerian stories by Assia Djebar( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar's The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist. All the stories were written in 1995 and 1996--a time when, by official accounts, some two hundred thousand Algerians were killed in Islamist assassinations and government army reprisals. Each story grew from a real conversation on the streets of Paris between the author and fellow Algerians about what was happening in their native land
Children of the New World : a novel of the Algerian War by Assia Djebar( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death begins and ends Djebar's moving, mesmerizing account of the Algerian war of independence. Using the interaction of several characters over the course of a single day in a small mountain town, Djebar shows how the fight against French colonialism pitted woman against man and brother against brother
Algerian white : a narrative by Assia Djebar( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 605 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
La femme sans sépulture : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
Nulle part dans la maison de mon père : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 401 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
Les nuits de Strasbourg : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 398 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
La disparition de la langue française : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société
Loin de Médine : filles d'Ismaël : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and Dutch and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algérienne, considérée aujourdʹhui comme la plus grande romancière du Maghreb, Assia Djebar nous transporte à Médine, à la mort du Prophète. Et cʹest des femmes quʹelle nous parle, nombreuses et influentes dans lʹentourage du fondateur de lʹIslam, où se déchaînent déjà des intrigues et des rivalités de succession. Nous découvrons les figures dʹune histoire ignorée, oubliée : reines de tribus, prophétesses, femmes chefs de guerre dans une Arabie en effervescence. Fatima, lʹindomptable fille du Prophète, se dresse telle une Antigone arabe, tandis quʹAïcha, sa jeune veuve, sʹinstalle dans son rôle de "diseuse de mémoire". Bien dʹautres encore, femmes de La Mecque, affranchies, errantes, mêlent leurs voix et se souviennent. Ce livre puissant, inspiré, restitue aux femmes une place volée ou occultée à la source de lʹIslam. -- Back cover
Les alouettes naïves : roman by Assia Djebar( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'écrivain francophone à la croisée des langues : entretiens by Lise Gauvin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 169 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
The mischief. Translated from the French by Frances Frenaye by Assia Djebar( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel: La soit
Far from Medina by Assia Djebar( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Islam by Assia Djebar( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nawbat al-nisāʼ bi-jabal Shunwah = The Nouba of the women of Mount Chenoua( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Arabic and held by 89 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
Die Ungeduldigen by Assia Djebar( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in German and French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Algerien/Algier ; Frau - Islam
The nouba of the women of Mount Chenoua( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an Algerian woman engineer who returns to Algeria after a long Western exile
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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 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

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

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

ასია ჯებარი

제바르, 아시아 1936-2015

제바르, 아씨아 1936-2015


ジェバール, アシア


French (442)

English (136)

German (64)

Italian (23)

Spanish (22)

Arabic (16)

Swedish (12)

Dutch (10)

Bosnian (4)

Danish (3)

Russian (2)

Catalan (2)

Croatian (1)

Turkish (1)

Polish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Fantasia, an Algerian cavalcadeSo vast the prisonA sister to ScheherazadeThe tongue's blood does not run dry : Algerian storiesChildren of the New World : a novel of the Algerian WarAlgerian white : a narrativeLa femme sans sépulture : romanNulle part dans la maison de mon père : romanLa disparition de la langue française : roman