Rachid Boudjedra, Kateb Yacine, Madani, war of independence, prominent figures
Algerian writers have created important works both in Arabic and in French. Arabic writers were among the first to promote Algerian historical studies, while francophone Algerian writers were particularly prominent figures during the war of independence.
Noted 20th-century francophone Algerian writers include poet and novelist Mohammad Dib, novelist Mouloud Feraoun, novelist Mouloud Mammeri, poet Malek Haddad, novelist and filmmaker Assia Djebar, novelist Rachid Mimouni, and novelist and journalist Tahar Djaout. Ahmed Tewfiq al-Madani and Tahar Wattar are prominent Arabic prose writers. Abdelkader Alloula, Algeria’s most renowned playwright, directed theater productions in Arabic. Kateb Yacine and Rachid Boudjedra wrote novels in French and Arabic. French novelist Albert Camus and French poet Jean Senac were both born and educated in Algeria.
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