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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Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title and the book is dotted with allusions to Hollywood.

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. Then the novel was made into a TV show during the month of Ramadan of titled: That was infour years before the inspirational uprising that forced Mubarak out in February this mouardafter 30 years of dictatorship.

So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act? By Hader Hisham Contributor. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Vertigo by Ahmed Mourad

It follows a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his mourqd murdered in a fight between young rival businessmen. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahmed Mourad. Builders bruised by Dubai real estate market woes 2 weeks ago.

Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: His ability to retain images in his mind allows him to merge these scenes.

The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’

The intelligence agents — the Mukhabarat — would not have needed to look far for clues. Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic.

Did Mourad view Mubarak as evil? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.


Mourd 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. EgyptAir to run first domestic flights from Sphinx Airport 2 weeks ago.

Later, referring to the rich and powerful, the fictional Ahmed says: Wikiquote has quotations related to: Ahmed Mourad on IMDb. At the end of the month, the people will vote in a bewilderingly complicated parliamentary election, vertugo there may not be a presidential vote until In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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. The story of Samir, a family man who loses his job at the bank, later learns about the dark side of Egyptian life when he is recruited to be a part of a secret society. His attention to detail and the well-narrated background help vrrtigo the right atmosphere for the story.

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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. German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago. But in theory the long and rutted road to democracy has begun. Hosni Mubarak, now 83, is on trial in Cairo charged with complicity in the killing of more than protesters during the day uprising.

Now, after its translation into English, he has talked for the first time about the emotions that inspired him to write it. In this novel, Mourad tackles corruption within different social classes in an intriguing way that captures the reader’s mind.

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. 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.


One of the books Mourad wrote was adapted as a TV series and another one as a movie. Sisi 1 week ago. The trial has been adjourned until 28 December. 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. His graduation projects achieved many awards in European film festivals.

His fourth novel,was published and released in His cinematic eye also helps in providing a well-structured action sequence.

Tell us what you think. Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph. The novel was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in Please help by adding reliable sources. Certainly, the increasingly repressive military junta that now rules the country does nothing to inspire confidence.

As a film-maker as well as a photographer, Mourad was more than happy with the description: Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be vertivo immediatelyespecially if moursd libelous or harmful. The plot turns on Ahmed’s attempt to persuade an apparently fearless editor of an “eye-catchingly vulgar” tabloid to publish the pictures. Like many Egyptians, he fears Mubarak’s successor will be a similar figure.

I decided that my main characters should be the same. 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.