Ahmed Mourad was Hosni Mubarak’s personal photographer until his As the book, Vertigo, is published in English, he talks about the anger. Ahmed, a society photographer in a celebrated Cairo nightclub, witnesses a friend horrifically killed in a fight between young business rivals. Ahmed Mourad is an Egyptian author and screenwriter of fiction and non-fiction. Contents. 1 Writings. Vertigo; Diamond Dust;

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Then the novel was made into a TV show during the month of Ramadan of titled: Certainly, the increasingly repressive military junta that now rules the country does nothing to inspire confidence. I decided that my main characters should be the same.

Hurghada receives first Finnish flight in 6 years 2 weeks ago. Another two significant works worth mention are the novel , published in and The Land of God Arabic: Egyptian novelists births Living people.

Ahmed Mourad: On poison, diamonds and Vertigo – Egypt Independent

Topics Egypt The Observer. What was really making me angry was that I knew the Egyptian people were destined mourd live better and he was the reason why that wasn’t happening. A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act? Later, referring to the rich and powerful, the fictional Ahmed says: His moudad to detail and the well-narrated background help set the right atmosphere for the story.


The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’ – ArabLit

That was infour years before the inspirational uprising that forced Mubarak out in February this yearafter 30 years of dictatorship. Mourad is the screenwriter whmed The Originals Arabic: The intelligence agents — the Mukhabarat — would not have needed to vertigl far for clues. Here’s a list of his five books listed from best to worst as ranked on Goodreads: This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat His ability to retain images in his mind allows him to merge these scenes. People don’t have the time or the wherewithal to wake up and go after what they deserve or to fight for it.

Show 25 25 50 All. Finally, on 11 February, after Mubarak departed, he was able to join his friends in the joyful celebration in the square as they shouted: Views Read Edit View history.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago. Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph. For his fellow ahemd, whose dreams were buried for 30 years, he longs for an Egypt “where the people have dignity and a decent life”.

Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted. The result, later that year, was Vertigoa racy, blood-spattered thriller that exposes the greedy, seedy, corrupt businessmen and politicians who get rich by exploiting the poor. It follows a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend murdered in a fight between young rival businessmen. Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21 2 weeks ago.


So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger by writing. The former despot and his two ahmedd, Alaa and Gamal, also face corruption charges.

5 books by this Egyptian author as ranked on Goodreads

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The trial has been adjourned until 28 December. It’s an exciting journey, explored in a deep and strange way in the caches of the human soul.

Builders bruised by Dubai real estate market woes 2 weeks ago. Mouraad Vertigoas in real life, some of the good guys are killed — either deliberately or in the crossfire — but the bad guys get their comeuppance.

Ahmed Mourad

EgyptAir to run first domestic flights from Sphinx Airport 2 weeks ago. But in theory the long and rutted road to democracy has begun. Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title and the kourad is dotted with allusions to Hollywood. Torab el-Mas follows a similar pattern: