Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche (4 March 1913 in Tunis, Tunisia - 2 April 1976 in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, France) was an Algerian writer and singer. She was born to a family of Kabyle Roman Catholic converts. She was the first Algerian female writer. Her first novel Jacinthe noir (an autobiographical novel) was published in 1947 . Her mother Fadhma Aït Mansour had a great impact on her life. Her literary style reflected the oral traditions of Kabylie, descended from her mother.