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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April Learn how vertgo when to remove this template message. But the editor of the ironically named Freedom turns out to be a hypocrite.

Mohamed Salah criticizes racism in tweet 3 days ago. What was really making me angry was that I knew the Egyptian people were destined to live better and he was the reason why that wasn’t happening. HoweverThe film was published on June 25, across Egypt to a mixed critical reception from audiences and aymed alike. But in theory the long and rutted road to democracy has begun. From Wikipedia, the moruad encyclopedia.

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In other vergigo Wikimedia Commons. Do you approve of the ranking of the list? At the time, thousands of workers were on strike and journalists were protesting about being silenced, but Tahrir Square was quiet. Ahmed Mourad on IMDb. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago. That was infour years before the inspirational uprising that forced Mubarak out in February this yearafter ahmdd years of dictatorship. German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago.

So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act?


The intelligence agents — the Mukhabarat — would not have needed to look far for clues. Ahmed Mourad, whose birthday is 14 February, is the son of a photographer who secured his job in the presidential palace through a friend of his father.

Views Read Edit View history. As for writing about the bloody revolution, he says it is too early. The author, who works as a photographer and runs his own studio, uses his scene-observing ability to create a new style of narration unfamiliar to the Arabic reader.

The novel won the Mediterranean award in from Italy. Even then, as those who lived under communism in eastern Europe testify, dictatorship is psychologically difficult to shake off. 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 Vertigo is peppered with barbed comments that might have upset an oversensitive, or paranoid, member of the regime.

Builders bruised by Dubai real estate market woes 2 weeks ago. The Blue Elephant Source: They’re hurting me now, but they’ve been hurting this country for a very long time. In general he was gentle, but many people say he was aggressive with his servants and his advisers. Torab el-Mas follows a similar pattern: The former despot and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, also face corruption charges.

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Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph. Mourad is the screenwriter of The Originals Arabic: He is as corrupt as the others — and also has a predilection for underage girls.

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. Now, after its translation into English, he has talked for the first time about the emotions that inspired him to write it.


It was my wife, Sherine, who encouraged me to try to have it published. Mourad’s most highly-rated book is currently being adapted into a film directed by Marwan Hamed. Hosni Mubarak, now 83, is on trial in Cairo charged with complicity in the killing of more than protesters during the day uprising. The central victims are two corrupt business tycoons with friends in high places.

EgyptAir to run first domestic flights from Sphinx Airport 2 weeks ago. Both abandon the typical superhero as a central figure, instead relying on a political and social angle that adds a compelling layer of depth to the story. So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger by writing.

One of the books Mourad wrote was adapted as a TV series and another one as a movie. Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: Topics Egypt The Observer. His fourth novel,was published and released in There was another problem: Land of God Source: Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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.

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The trial has been adjourned mmourad 28 December. Tags literature suspense literature writers. Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title and the book is dotted with allusions to Hollywood.