2015 in Algeria

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The following lists events that happened during 2015 in Algeria.

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Incumbents

The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics. In politics, president is a title given to leaders of republican states.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika President of Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, GColIH is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002, and he ended emergency rule in February 2011 amidst regional unrest. He was the president of the United Nations General Assembly for a term in 1974.

Prime Minister of Algeria position

The Prime Minister of Algeria is the head of government of Algeria.

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Assia Djebar Algerian writer and film director

Fatima-Zohra Imalayen, known by her pen name Assia Djebar, was an Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker. Most of her works deal with obstacles faced by women, and she is noted for her feminist stance. She is "frequently associated with women's writing movements, her novels are clearly focused on the creation of a genealogy of Algerian women, and her political stance is virulently anti-patriarchal as much as it is anti-colonial." Djebar is considered to be one of North Africa's pre-eminent and most influential writers. She was elected to the Académie française on 16 June 2005, the first writer from the Maghreb to achieve such recognition. For the entire body of her work she was awarded the 1996 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She was often named as a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Algeria country in North Africa

Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). It has the highest Human development index of all non-island African countries.

Mount Chenoua mountain

Mount Chenoua is a mountain range in northern Algeria. It is located between Cherchell and Tipaza on the Mediterranean coast, just west of Algiers. There are marble quarries on the side of the mountain.

The Rais massacre, of August 29, 1997, was one of Algeria's bloodiest massacres of the 1990s. It took place at the village of Rais, near Sidi Moussa and south of Algiers. The initial official death toll was 98 people killed and 120 wounded; CNN said that hospital workers and witnesses gave a toll of at least 200, and up to 400. The figure given by the Algerian government to the UN Commission on Human Rights was 238. The BBC later quoted the figure of 800 killed.

Abane Ramdane Algerian politician

Abane Ramdane was an Algerian political activist and revolutionary born in Kabylie. He played a key role in the organization of the independence struggle during the Algerian war. His influence was so great that he was known as "the architect of the revolution". He was also the architect of the Soummam conference Bejaia in 1956 and was very close to Frantz Fanon.

Leïla Sebbar French writer

Leïla Sebbar is a French-Algerian author.

Algerian literature

Algerian literature has been influenced by many cultures, including the ancient Romans, Arabs, French and Spanish, as well as the indigenous people. The dominant languages in Algerian literature are French and Arabic, but Berber is also represented.

Women of Algiers in Their Apartment French: Femmes d'Alger dans leur Appartement is a 1980 novel by the Algerian writer Assia Djebar. It is a collection of short stories celebrating the strength and dignity of Algerian women of the past and the present. It interweaves the stories of the lives of three Muslim Algerian women. Assia Djebar's inspiration to write Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement came from Delacroix's painting The Women of Algiers.

Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau Argentine writer

Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau is an Argentine-born French author, born in Argentina in 1964.

Lycée Fénelon, Paris

The Lycée Fénelon is a secondary school and an institution for the CPGE in the Latin Quarter, Paris, in the 6th arrondissement.

Far from Medina is a 1991 novel by the Algerian writer Assia Djebar. The story revolves around a group of women contemporary with the Islamic prophet Muhammad. An English translation by Dorothy S. Blair was published through Quartet Books in 1994.

Hamdan ben Othman Khodja (1773-1842) was an Algerian dignitary and scholar. He wrote the book "Le Miroir" in which he denounced the encroachments by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject.

Malek Alloula Algerian poet and writer (1937–2015)

Malek Alloula (1937–2015) was an Algierian poet, writer, editor, and literary critic.

Hassina Laouadj, known mononymously as Zoulikha, was an Algerian singer of Chaoui music popular in the 1970s.

36th Venice International Film Festival 1979 film festival edition

The 36th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 24 August to 5 September 1979. There was no jury because from 1969 to 1979 the festival was not competitive.

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2015.

Louisette Ighilahriz is an Algerian writer and a former member of the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) who came to widespread attention in 2000 with her story of captivity by the French in 1957-62, becoming in the words of the American journalist Adam Shatz "a catalyst of a debate about the legacy of the French-Algerian war".

References

  1. Alison Flood, "Assia Djebar, Algerian novelist, dies aged 78", The Guardian, 9 February 2015.
  2. Abderrahamane Soukhane, membre de l’équipe FLN, nous quitte. Archived 2015-07-08 at the Wayback Machine . July 6, 2015. Retired July 8, 2015