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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And for his daughters Fatema, aged five, and Roqaya, 18 months, he hopes for freedom — throughout their lives.

Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic. 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.

Mohamed Salah criticizes racism in tweet 3 days ago. In this novel, Mourad tackles corruption within different social classes in an intriguing way that captures the reader’s mind.

Ahmed Mourad

In Vertigoas in real life, some of the good guys are killed — either deliberately or in the crossfire — but the bad guys get their comeuppance. Land of God Source: 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”. A year later, it was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker award in In Egypt, weddings get costlier as economic hardships deepen 1 week ago. Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago.


Ahmed Mourad – Wikipedia

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. Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat I decided that my main characters should be the same. His ability to retain images in his mind allows him to merge these scenes.

People are worried about their next meal. Mourad, who is celebrating the seventh publication of his debut novel and the success of his follow-up, welcomed Al-Masry Al-Youm to his studio for a conversation about his work. Although the author manages to keep the events vsrtigo the book as gripping as the previous one, the book suffers from a serious case of typecasting when it comes to the main characters.

Hosni Mubarak, now 83, is on trial in Cairo charged with complicity in the killing of more than protesters during the day uprising. And, yes, he wears glasses. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

It follows a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend murdered in a fight between young ahhmed businessmen. The story of Samir, a family man who loses his job at the bank, later learns about the dark side of Egyptian xhmed when he is recruited to be a part of a secret society.


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

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.

E 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. Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title and the book is dotted with allusions to Hollywood. German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago.

If my loathing of them makes me take revenge on behalf of others, where’s the problem? On how he chooses his characters, Mourad always finds inspiration from his own surroundings.

The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’

As a film-maker as well as a photographer, Mourad was more than happy with the description: Order by newest oldest recommendations. The novel was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in Tags literature suspense literature writers.

So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act?