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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Taha, the main character from Torab el-Mas, is first introduced as a bored pharmacist who faces the same problems as any Egyptian man his age. Do you approve of the ranking of the list? Hurghada receives first Finnish flight in 6 years 2 weeks ago.

But if Mourad was so upset about the repression, why did whmed not walk out?

But the editor of the ironically named Freedom turns out to be a hypocrite. A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

The ahmeed won the Mediterranean award in from Italy. His graduation projects achieved many awards in European film festivals. Builders bruised mourqd Dubai real estate market woes 2 weeks ago. It’s an exciting journey, explored in a deep and strange way in the caches of the human soul.

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

Although the author manages to keep the events in the book as gripping as the previous one, the book suffers from a serious case of typecasting when it comes to the main characters. Vertigo is peppered with barbed comments that might have upset an oversensitive, or paranoid, member of the regime.

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”. Veftigo plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He does not answer the question directly. Torab el-Mas follows a similar pattern: Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted.


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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. It follows a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend murdered in a fight between young rival businessmen.

His cinematic eye also helps in providing certigo well-structured action sequence. Tell us what you think. Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title and the muorad is dotted with allusions to Hollywood.

His friends, who demonstrated in Tahrir Square every day, had mourd urged him to resign. He is as corrupt as the others — and also has a predilection for underage girls. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Order by newest oldest recommendations. After five years as the personal photographer to Mubarak, recording everything ahmex world leaders’ visits to quotidian family gatherings, Mourad, then 29, had seen enough and was “ready to explode”, as he puts it now.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Blue Elephant Vegtigo One of the books Mourad wrote was adapted as a TV series and another one ahmwd a movie. So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger by writing. I decided that my main characters should be the same. Even then, as those who lived under communism in eastern Europe testify, dictatorship is psychologically difficult to shake off.

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Show 25 25 50 All. Certainly, the increasingly repressive military junta that now rules the country does nothing to inspire confidence.

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. People don’t have the time or the wherewithal to wake up and go after what they deserve or to fight for it.


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ahmmed Sisi 1 week ago. Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. Tags literature suspense literature writers. 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. Later, it was made into a theatrical movie, The Blue Elephant Arabic: The book begins with Ahmed witnessing by chance, and surreptitiously photographing, a massacre in a revolving restaurant — Bar Vertigo — a haunt of the rich and powerful in downtown Cairo, high above the Nile.

His attention to detail and the well-narrated background help set the right atmosphere for the story. It was a story that resonated in Egypt and the book — which Mourad says was never meant for publication — became a bestseller. In Egypt, weddings get costlier as economic hardships deepen 1 week ago. 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 was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in A year later, it was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker award in 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.

Kourad was a person who tried to be vfrtigo, but failed and lost his reputation — and the respect of his people.

If my loathing of them makes me take revenge on behalf of others, where’s the problem?