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Author: Mohammed Khair-Eddine

Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine was born in 1941 near Tafraout, Southern Morocco, of Berber heritage. One of the major Francophone avant-garde poets of his generation, he is especially well-renowned for his "guerrilla linguistic," an incendiary, Surrealist-inspired, insurrectionary style of writing. AGADIR, his first full-length work, won the Jean Cocteau "Enfants terribles" prize in 1968 and was followed by numerous works of prose, poetry, and drama, including Corps négatif suivi de Histoire d'un bon dieu (1968), Soleil arachnide (1969) Moi, l'aigre (1970), Le Déterreur (1973), Une odeur de mantèque (1976), and Résurrection des fleurs sauvages (1981). One of the co-founders (with Abdellatif Laâbi) of the magazine Anfas/Souffles (Breaths), he lived in self-exile in France from 1965, returning to Morocco only in 1979. He died in Rabat on November 18, 1995, Independence Day in Morocco.

Agadir
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Agadir

Dialogos / Lavender Ink

Fiction. African & African American Studies. Poetry. Drama. Middle Eastern Studies. Translated by Pierre Joris and Jake Syersak. AGADIR is loosely based on the earthquake which devastated the Moroccan city of the same name in 1960, and Khaïr-Eddine'...

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Scorpionic Sun
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Scorpionic Sun

Cleveland State University Poetry Center

Poetry. "Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine's poems speak from 1969 to the present with urgency, through an explosively anachronistic act of translation by Conor Bracken. As Khaïr-Eddine writes in 'Black Nausea,' the poems 'offer to the future this weird / fruit...

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