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Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

Mohammed Khair-Eddine (Arabic: محمد خيرالدين‎) was amongst the most famous Moroccan literary figures of the 20th century.


  • Life 1
    • Last years 1.1
  • Works 2
    • Éditions du Seuil 2.1
  • External links 3
  • References 4


Born in 1941 in Tafraoute, as a young writer he joined the circle of writers known as the Amitiés littéraires et artistiques in Casablanca. In 1964 Khair-Eddir founded the "Poésie Toute" movement. In 1965 he was exiled to France where he spent years working in factories. In 1967 he started publishing again, writing for "Lettres nouvelles" and "Présence africaine".

Last years

Mohammed Khair-Eddine returned to Morocco in 1979. Khair-Eddine died in Rabat November 18, 1995, the Independence Day of Morocco.[1]


  • Légende et vie d' Agoun' chich (Le Seuil, 1984).
  • Résurrection des fleurs sauvages (Éditions Stouky, Rabat, 1981).
  • Agadir : The author is very much taken by the "séisme" of 1960, he moves to Agadir in 1961 and stays there until 1963.

Éditions du Seuil

For the most part his works have been published by Éditions du Seuil:

  • Corps négatif
  • Histoire d'un Bon Dieu
  • Soleil arachnide
  • Moi l'aigre
  • Le Déterreur
  • Ce Maroc!
  • Une odeur de manthèque
  • Une vie, un rêve, un peuple,
  • Toujours errants
  • Légende et vie d'Agoun'chich
  • Résurrection des fleurs sauvages

External links

  • (French)


  1. ^ Salim Jay, "Dictionnaire des écrivains marocains", Eddif, 2005, p. 217-221

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