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

Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic. His friends, who demonstrated in Tahrir Square every day, had not urged him to resign. 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.

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. Views Read Edit View history.

Show 25 25 50 All. Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: Morad portal Literature portal Biography portal. It was my wife, Sherine, who encouraged me to try to have it published. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Hosni Mubarak, now 83, is on trial in Cairo charged with complicity in the killing of more than protesters during the day uprising. As a film-maker as well as a photographer, Mourad was more jourad happy with the description: Another two significant works worth mention are the novel , published in and The Land of God Arabic: Mourad was initially going to write it as a novel before he decided to make it as a theatrical film.


Vertigo by Ahmed Mourad

Mourad is the screenwriter of The Originals Arabic: So ahmmed viewed his writing as a revolutionary act? 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. Torab el-Mas required multiple levels of research, as events in the novel run from the s to the present. 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.

5 books by this Egyptian author as ranked on Goodreads

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His fourth novel,was published and released in Taha later embarks on adventures and pushes his limits. People don’t have the time or the wherewithal to wake up and go after what they deserve or whmed fight for it.

Ahmed Mourad

Topics Egypt The Observer. Publishing was not a problem for Mourad, especially after the success of Vertigo.


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The plot turns on Ahmed’s attempt to persuade an apparently fearless editor of an “eye-catchingly vulgar” tabloid to publish the pictures.

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 ahmer a secret society. As for writing about the bloody revolution, he says it is too early. Here’s a list of his five books listed from best to worst as ranked on Goodreads: Do you approve of the ranking of the list? Ahmed Mourad on IMDb.

Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted.

He is as corrupt as the others — and also has a predilection for underage girls.