Algerian French-language novelist Assia Djebar dies, aged 78

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Djebar, who wrote more than 15 novels, won widespread acclaim for her treatment of Muslim women and their struggle for emancipation.

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Algerian French-language novelist Assia Djebar has died in a Paris hospital at the age of 78. French President François Hollande hailed her as a “woman of conviction” and a “great intellectual”, reports RFI.