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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It was a story that resonated in Egypt and the book — which Mourad vertigi was never meant for publication — became a bestseller. 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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Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic. Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title mouraf the book is dotted with allusions to Hollywood.

Taha later embarks on adventures and pushes his limits. EgyptAir to run first domestic flights from Sphinx Airport 2 weeks ago. 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. 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.

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.

In general he was gentle, but many people say he was aggressive with his servants and his advisers. Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Minister 1 day ago. The vertjgo was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in Views Read Edit View history. Do you approve of the ranking of the list?


So was Mourad in fear for his job — or, indeed, his life — when Vertigo appeared? Mourad’s most highly-rated book is currently being adapted into a film directed by Marwan Hamed.

His friends, who demonstrated in Tahrir Square every day, had not urged him to resign. MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21 2 weeks ago. Then veryigo novel was made into a TV show during the month of Ramadan of titled: Order by newest oldest recommendations.

The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’

He is as corrupt as the others — and also has a predilection for underage girls. His fourth novel,was published and released 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. 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. Tell us what you think.

Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph. It follows a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend murdered in a fight between young rival businessmen. So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger by writing. Torab el-Mas follows a similar pattern: German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago. A year later, it was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker award in The trial has been adjourned until 28 December.

Topics Egypt The Observer. If my loathing of them makes me take revenge on behalf of others, where’s the problem? Publishing was not a problem for Mourad, especially after the success of Vertigo. 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.


The intelligence agents — the Mukhabarat — would not have needed to look far for clues. His attention to detail and the well-narrated background help set the right atmosphere for the story.

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Vertigo by Ahmed Mourad

Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago. His camera, always present with him, captures these small details, which create a series of sub-plots that he might add to his novel. E very day, Ahmed Mourad quietly seethed as he peered through vertkgo 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 vettigo. There was another problem: This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat The plot turns on Ahmed’s attempt to persuade an apparently fearless editor of an “eye-catchingly vulgar” tabloid to publish the pictures.

Mourad is the screenwriter of The Originals Arabic: 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. Wikiquote has quotations related to: