Feminist filmmakers and writers have a commitment to improve their career life in all the possible ways. Assia Djebar was the role model to many feminist writers in the world. She successfully depicted the Muslim women’s lives. She explored their lives in her fiction for over five decades. She was born and raised in Algeria. She died when she was 78 years old in Paris hospital in February 2015. She was a woman of conviction and great intellectual person with several fertile identifies fed her work especially between France and Algeria. She was the first writer from North America to be accepted into the Academie Francaise.
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Djebar was acted as a qualified professor of Francophone literature at the renowned New York University. She successfully won several awards especially Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1996. In 2000, she received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Assia Djebar was very popular after she started her career in the filmmaking. Nouba des femmes du Mont Chenoua is her famous movie and about the story of a woman engineer from Algeria returning to this place after a long Western exile. This film was released in 1978. In 1980, she released women of Algiers in their apartment that is a collection of novellas and short stories designed to pay attention to the lingering disparities between the men’s treatment and women following the Algeria’s decolonization.
All readers of novels and other works from Djebar reveal important aspects of the feminist challenges to discourses of nationalism. The women freedom fighters are the story of Algeria and the journey from the overall colonization and subjugation to nation free from dependence. The overall text of Djebar refigures nationalist strategies in the form of replacing the history written by a famous colonizer with heroic women’s history.