Mohammed Khair-Eddine (Arabic: محمد خيرالدين) was amongst the most famous Moroccan literary figures of the 20th century. 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". He returned to Morocco in 1979. Khair-Eddine died in Rabat November 18th 1995, the Independence Day of Morocco.