Mahi Binebine, born in 1959 in Marrakech, is a Moroccan painter, sculptor and writer.
He moved to Paris in 1980 to pursue his studies in mathematics, which he taught for eight years.
Then he devoted himself to writing and painting.
He wrote several novels translated into a dozen languages.
He lived in New York from 1994 to 1999.
His paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
He returned to Marrakech in 2002.
Painter and writer, Mahi Binebine has been dividing his time for the past twenty years between France, Morocco and the United States.
His first novel, ‘Le Sommeil de l’esclave’ (Stock, 1992), won the Prix Méditerranée.
His last three works, ‘Cannibales’ (1999), ‘Pollens’ (2001, Franco-Arab Friendship Prize) and ‘Terre d’ombre brûlée’ (2004) were published by Fayard and have been translated into several languages.