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Meeting with Mahi Binebine at  Hyatt Regency Casablanca (photos)

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The French Institute in Casablanca organized a meeting with Moroccan writer Mahi Binebine, in partnership with the Hyatt Regency hotel on Tuesday February 11.


As part of the 26th edition of the International Edition and Book Fair (SIEL), the French Institute in Morocco and the Hyatt Regency Casablanca held a meeting with the writer and painter Mahi Binebine to discuss his latest novel ” Rue du pardon” published by Editions le Fennec.

Through the story of a Chikha (referred to entertaining woman artist from ancient Morocco) and several characters of the night, Mahi Binebine pays tribute to these popular singers and dancers who have marked the cultural history of the country.

With the journalist Fedwa Misk, the painter talked about his most emblematic works and the highlights of his journey.

Born in 1959 in Marrakech, Mahi Binebine painter and French-speaking writer moved to Paris in 1980 to continue his studies in mathematics, a subject he taught for eight years. Then he devoted himself to writing and painting. Several of his novels are translated into ten languages. He emigrated to New York from 1994 to 1999. His paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He returned to Marrakech in 2002 where he currently lives and works.