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

As for writing about the bloody revolution, he says it is too early. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Loading comments… Trouble loading? They’re hurting me now, but they’ve been hurting this country for a very long time. Finally, on 11 February, after Mubarak departed, he was able to join his friends in the joyful celebration in the square as they shouted: And for his daughters Fatema, aged five, and Roqaya, 18 months, he hopes for freedom — throughout their lives.

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. Sisi 1 week ago. But the editor of the ironically named Freedom turns out to be a hypocrite. 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.

If you did not want to go to jail, with the attendant risk of being tortured, there was little outlet for political protest. Hurghada receives first Finnish flight in 6 years 2 weeks vertiggo. Both abandon the typical superhero as a central figure, instead relying on a political and social angle that adds a compelling ahmde of depth to the story. Order by newest oldest recommendations. In Vertigoas in real life, some of the good guys are killed — either deliberately or in the crossfire — but the bad guys get their comeuppance.


Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. Publishing was not a problem for Mourad, especially after the success of Vertigo. The trial has been adjourned until 28 December.

gertigo Egypt portal Literature portal Biography portal. Do you approve of the ranking of the list? He does not answer the question directly. The novel was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in Tell us what you think. Topics Egypt The Observer. Torab el-Mas required multiple levels of research, as events in the novel run from the s to the present.

The story of Samir, a family man who loses his job at the bank, later learns mokrad the dark side of Egyptian life when he is recruited to be a part of a secret society. I decided that my main characters should be the same.

The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’

Mourad’s breakthrough novel, The Blue Elephant Arabic: It’s an exciting journey, explored in a deep and strange way in the caches of the human soul. A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. He is as corrupt as the others — and also has a predilection for underage girls.

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.


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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Even then, as those who lived under communism in eastern Europe testify, dictatorship is psychologically difficult to shake off. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Taha later embarks on adventures and pushes his limits.

Vertigo (English) – Ahmed Mourad – Google Books

It was a story that resonated in Egypt and the book — which Mourad says was never meant for publication — became a bestseller. As a film-maker as well as a photographer, Mourad vdrtigo more than happy with the description: People don’t mokrad the time or the wherewithal to wake up and go after what they deserve or to fight for it.

Later, referring to the rich and powerful, the fictional Ahmed says: His graduation projects achieved many awards in European film festivals. The Blue Elephant Source: I think that was my luck,” says Mourad, now The book begins with Ahmed witnessing by chance, and surreptitiously photographing, a massacre in a revolving restaurant — Bar Vertigo morad a haunt of the rich and powerful in downtown Cairo, high above the Nile.

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