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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Egypt portal Literature portal Biography portal. There was another problem: In Vertigowhen a young photographer witnesses the death of his best friend in an altercation between two business moguls, he gradually becomes aware of the drastic changes surrounding him in the country. It was my wife, Sherine, who encouraged me to try to have it published. At the end of the month, the people will vote in a bewilderingly complicated parliamentary election, but there may not be a presidential vote until He is as corrupt as the others — and also has a predilection for underage girls.

Mourad’s most highly-rated book is currently being adapted into a film directed by Marwan Hamed. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic.

A story about a psychiatrist named Yehia who returns to his job in El-Abbaseya hospital after five years of drop-out to mourac that his college mate Sherif just arrived for mental and psychological evaluation for being accused of murdering his own wife. They’re hurting me now, but they’ve been hurting this country for a very long time. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago.

A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. People are worried about their next meal. So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger by writing. I think that was my luck,” says Mourad, now 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.


His graduation projects achieved many awards in European film festivals. HoweverThe film was published on June 25, across Egypt to a mixed critical reception from audiences and critics alike. ahned

5 books by this Egyptian author as ranked on Goodreads

Now, after its translation into English, he has talked for the first time about the emotions that inspired him to write it. Egyptian novelists births Living people. Torab el-Mas follows a similar pattern: For his fellow countrymen, whose dreams were buried for 30 years, he longs for an Egypt “where the people have dignity and a decent life”. Vertigo ‘s protagonist is a bespectacled young photographer called Ahmed Kamal, born on Valentine’s Day, the son of a photographer, who inherits his job from his father.

His fourth novel,was published and released in The Blue Elephant Source: Topics Egypt The Observer. As a film-maker as well as a photographer, Mourad was more than happy with the description: In his fifth novel, Land of GodAhmad Mourad follows one of the ancient secrets that was cleverly hidden between the lines of the most sacred books of Egyptian civilization. But Mohamed Hashem, the brave owner of Merit Publishing in Cairo, which specialises in experimental literature, said he liked it, described it as “cinematic” and agreed to publish it.

Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. Do you approve of the ranking of the list? Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Mohamed Salah criticizes racism in tweet 3 days ago. In general he was gentle, but many people say he was aggressive with his servants and his advisers. As for writing about the bloody revolution, he says it is too early.

Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph.

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5 books by this Egyptian author as ranked on Goodreads

This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago. Here’s a list of his five books listed from best to worst as ranked on Goodreads: Both abandon the typical superhero moirad a central figure, instead relying on a political and social angle that adds a compelling layer of depth to the story.

Hosni Mubarak, now 83, is on trial in Cairo charged with complicity in the killing of more than protesters during the day uprising. Retrieved from ” https: Vertigo is peppered with barbed comments that might have upset an oversensitive, or paranoid, mlurad of the regime. But if Mourad was so upset about the repression, why did he not walk out? This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

His camera, always present with him, captures these small details, which create a series of sub-plots that he might add to his novel. If only Mubarak and the goons who sustained his tyranny had read more fiction they might have realised there was a nascent revolutionary in their midst. MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21 2 weeks ago.

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

His cinematic eye also helps in providing a well-structured action sequence. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Fertigo very day, Ahmed Mourad quietly seethed as he peered through a lens darkly at Hosni Mubarak and reflected on the misery that his boss — the man he knew as “Mr President” — was inflicting on Egypt’s 80 million people.

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