Born in 1935, in Rouiba, Algeria, to parents of Turkish origin, Haciane began writing poems at the age of 17 whilst in high school and also studied in France and Switzerland. He wrote the play A quoi bon fixer le soleil ("What good look at the sun") which was performed in 1967 at the Theatre de l'Atelier. He wrote two other pieces: back in Algeria he wrote La Vocation de 'abus et L'Escalier d'en face ("The Calling of abuse and the staircase opposite") and in Rio de Janeiro he began to write Les Orphelins de l'Empereur ("The Children of the Emperor"). He resides in Paris.
- Déjeux 1984, 121.