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Rachid Boudjedra

Rachid Boudjedra is an Algerian critic, novelist, playwright, and poet. He fought for the FLN during the Algerian War for Independence and was imprisoned for his criticism of the government upon his return to Algeria after having received his degree from La Sorbonne. He is the author of "La repudiation," which garnered attention for the strength with which it challenged traditional Muslim culture in Algeria.