first-ever assia djebar prize


People flocked to the Hilton Hotel in Algiers (Algeria) to attend an award giving ceremony. The ceremony was to honour the writer Assia Djebar who passed away earlier this year.    In this article you will find the highlights and the lowlights of this event, that was attended by many important politicians.

praise for a ‘great intellectual’


She was born as Fatima-Zohra Imalayan, in the North African country Algeria. Later on in life she took another name: Assia Djebar. That was the name she used for her books, her many books, her excellent books. Now she has passed away. Here you can find a tribute to her life and her struggles for … Continue reading praise for a ‘great intellectual’