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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HoweverThe film was published on June 25, across Egypt to a mixed critical reception from audiences and critics alike.

He does not answer the question directly. 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. It was a story that resonated in Egypt and the book — which Mourad says was never meant for publication — became a bestseller. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahmed Mourad. The intelligence agents — the Mukhabarat — would not have needed to look far for clues.

But the editor of the ironically named Freedom turns out to be a hypocrite. Tags literature suspense literature ahmfd. Hurghada receives first Finnish flight in 6 years 2 weeks ago. Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph. The novel won the Amhed award in from Italy. His friends, who demonstrated in Amed Square every day, had not urged him to resign.

Mourad’s breakthrough novel, The Blue Elephant Arabic: His cinematic eye also helps in providing a well-structured action sequence. The plot turns on Ahmed’s attempt to persuade an apparently fearless editor of an “eye-catchingly vulgar” tabloid to publish the pictures. 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.


EgyptAir to run first domestic flights from Sphinx Airport 2 weeks ago. Like many Egyptians, he fears Mubarak’s successor will be a similar figure. It follows a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend murdered in a fight between young rival businessmen. Mourad is the screenwriter of The Originals Arabic: Then the novel was made into a TV show during the month of Ramadan of titled: There was another problem: Another two significant works worth mention are the novel , published in and The Land of God Arabic: Publishing was mouurad a problem for Mourad, especially after the success of Vertigo.

Later, referring to the rich and powerful, the fictional Ahmed says: And for his daughters Fatema, aged five, and Roqaya, 18 months, he hopes for freedom — throughout their lives.

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Trying to help him, Yehia unravels mysteries he never thought existed in this world. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. Ahmed Mourad on IMDb.

The trial has been adjourned until 28 December.

The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’

So was Mourad in fear for his job — or, indeed, his life — when Vertigo appeared? 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 mourda it comes to the main characters.

E very day, Ahmed Mourad quietly seethed as ahmedd 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 mouad million people.


Topics Egypt The Observer. By Hader Hisham Contributor. The Blue Elephant Source: MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21 2 weeks ago. Retrieved from ” https: His ability to retain images in his mind allows him to merge these scenes.

But in theory the long and rutted road to democracy has begun. The book begins with Ahmed witnessing by chance, and surreptitiously photographing, a massacre in a revolving restaurant — Bar Mourda — a haunt of the rich and powerful in downtown Cairo, high above the Nile. That was infour years before the inspirational uprising that forced Mubarak out in February this yearafter 30 years of dictatorship.

I think that was my luck,” says Mourad, now April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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As for writing about the bloody revolution, he says it is too early. The story begins with the protagonist Taha who is living a normal boring life, and works as a medical representative at a pharmaceuticals company.

Certainly, the increasingly repressive military junta that now rules the country does nothing to inspire confidence. Please help by ahmeed reliable sources.

At the time, thousands of workers were on strike and journalists were protesting about being silenced, but Tahrir Square was quiet. Torab el-Mas required multiple levels of research, as events in the novel run from the s to the present.