Rachid Boudjedra

Report
12
0
Vote World Rank
413
Vote Algeria Rank
4

Country: Algeria

About Rachid Boudjedra
Rachid Boudjedra (Arabic: رشيد بوجدرة‎) (b. September 5, 1941 in Ain Beida, Algeria) is an Algerian writer and educator who has published numerous poems, essays and novels. Before 1982, these were generally in French, but since then he has concentrated on writing in Arabic. He was born in Aïn Beïda, Algeria, where he was active in the independence movement. He received his degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne, where he did research on Céline. Upon receiving his degree, he returned to Algeria to teach at Blida, but left after Houari Boumédienne seized power. He lived in France from 1969 till 1972, and then in Rabat, Morocco until 1975. Boudjedra's fiction is written in a difficult, complex style, reminiscent of Faulkner or García Márquez in its intricacy. La Répudiation (1969, "The Repudiation") brought him sudden attention, both for the strength with which he challenged traditional Muslim culture in Algeria and for the strong reaction against him. Because a fatwa was issued which called for his death, he felt he had to live outside of Algeria. Despite his reputation in both the Arabic- and French-speaking worlds, there is a dearth of English translations.

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Rachid Boudjedra with your referrer link and earn 10 points

Rachid Boudjedra Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

Algeria Writers & Authors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
1. Kateb Yacine 10121
2. Ahlam Mosteghanemi 36
3. Moufdi Zakaria 13
4. Rachid Boudjedra 12
5. Mohammed Dib 11

Writers & Authors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
409. Hamid Mosadegh 12
410. Salah Jahin 12
411. Ibn-e-Safi 12
412. Elia Abo Madi 12
413. Rachid Boudjedra 12
414. Baba Tahir 12
415. Mohammed Dib 11
416. Erico Veríssimo 11
417. Abdu Khal 11

Rachid Boudjedra Photos

Today Overall Show All

Rachid Boudjedra Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 93 7870913
2 Romania 28 492062
3 South Korea 15 1692081
4 Iran 14 4150530
5 Russia 12 1314680
6 India 11 3670687
7 Saudi Arabia 7 767886
8 Serbia 6 207389
9 United Kingdom 5 883913
10 United States of America 2 1417098
11 Jordan 2 516473
12 Syria 2 1385908
13 Macedonia 2 948034
14 Israel 1 65659
15 Brazil 1 4670798
16 Brunei Darussalem 0 0
17 Bulgaria 0 321998
18 Burkina Faso 0 0
19 Burundi 0 0
20 Cambodia 0 127
21 Cameroon 0 5
22 Canada 0 23166
23 Cape Verde 0 65
24 Cayman Islands 0 0
25 Central African Republic 0 0
26 Chad 0 0
27 Chile 0 10649
28 People's Republic of China 0 1001
29 Republic of China-Taiwan 0 33
30 Comoros 0 1
31 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 0
32 Republic of the Congo 0 9
33 Cook Islands 0 0
34 Costa Rica 0 0
35 Cote d'Ivoire 0 20
36 Croatia 0 32005
37 Cuba 0 29
38 Cyprus 0 1903
39 Czech Republic 0 19817
40 Denmark 0 352
41 Djibouti 0 0
42 Dominica 0 0
43 Dominican Republic 0 0
44 Ecuador 0 4
45 Egypt 0 958935
46 El Salvador 0 0
47 Equatorial Guinea 0 0
48 Eritrea 0 0
49 Estonia 0 0
50 Ethiopia 0 13228
51 Faroe Islands 0 3012
52 Fiji Islands 0 0
53 Finland 0 8547
54 France 0 83414
55 Gabon 0 0
56 The Gambia 0 0
57 Georgia 0 91
58 Germany 0 69689
59 Ghana 0 3
60 Greece 0 415928
61 Greenland 0 0
62 Grenada 0 0
63 Guatemala 0 0
64 Guinea 0 4
65 Guinea-Bissau 0 0
66 Guyana 0 0
67 Haiti 0 0
68 Honduras 0 0
69 Hong Kong 0 201
70 Hungary 0 2675
71 Iceland 0 230
72 Italy 0 62100
73 Jamaica 0 8060
74 Japan 0 8819
75 Indonesia 0 43748
76 Iraq 0 849969
77 Ireland 0 2249
78 Kosovo 0 2950
79 Kuwait 0 63815
80 Kyrgyzstan 0 93
81 Laos 0 0
82 Latvia 0 0
83 Lebanon 0 540510
84 Lesotho 0 0
85 Liberia 0 3
86 Libya 0 143
87 Liechtenstein 0 0
88 Lithuania 0 35
89 Luxembourg 0 0
90 Macau 0 0
91 Afghanistan 0 5591481
92 Albania 0 2207
93 Algeria 0 94755
94 Andorra 0 0
95 Angola 0 0
96 Antigua and Barbuda 0 0
97 Argentina 0 59184
98 Armenia 0 1095
99 Australia 0 714
100 Austria 0 377