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Arab Women Writers

Algeria

  • Assia Djebar – born 1936 in Cherchell. [Resides in Paris]. Works:The Mischief (trans. from French by Frances Frenaye, 1958); Nadia (trans. from French by Frances Frenaye, 1958); A Sister to Scheherazade (trans. from French by Dorothy S. Blair,1987); Fantasia: an Algerian Cavalcade (trans. from French by Dorothy S. Blair, 1985); So Vast the Prison: a Novel (trans. from French by Betsy Wing, 1999); Far From Medina (trans. from French, 1994); Children of the New World: a Novel of the Algerian War (trans. from French by Marjolijn De Jager, 2005).

  • Aicha Lemsine – born 1942 in Nemencha. Works: Beneath a Sky of Porphyry (trans. from French by Dorothy S. Blair, 1990); The Chrysalis (trans. from French by Dorothy S. Blair, 1993).

  • Leila Marouane – born 1960. [Resides in France]. Works: The Abductor (trans. by Felicity McNab, 2000); In French: La fille de la casbah (1996); Le châtiment des hyprocrites (2001); La jeune fille et la mère (2004).

  • Malika Mokeddem – born 1949 in Kenadsa. [Resides in France]. Works: The Forbidden Woman (trans. from French by K. Melissa Marcus, 1998); Of Dreams and Assassins (trans. from French by K. Melissa Marcus, 2000); Century of Locusts (trans. from French by Laura Rice and Karim Hamdy, 2006).

  • Ahlam Mosteghanemi – born 1953. [Resides in Beirut]. Works: Memory in the Flesh (trans. from Arabic by Baria Ahmar Sreih, initially 2000, and later retranslated by Raphael Cohen as The Bridges of Constantine ); Chaos of the Senses (trans from Arabic by Baria Ahmar Sreih, 2004, and later retranslated by Nancy Roberts). Won Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, 1998.

  • Leila Sebbar – born 1941 in Aflou. [Resides in France]. Works: Sherazade (trans. from French by Dorothy S. Blair, 1999); An Algerian Childhood: a Collection of Autobiographical Narratives (trans. from French by Marjolijn de Jager 2001).

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