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’s an exciting journey, explored in a deep and strange way in the caches of the human soul. After five years as the personal photographer to Mubarak, recording everything from world leaders’ visits to quotidian family gatherings, Mourad, then 29, had seen enough and was “ready to explode”, as he puts it murad.

Here’s a list of his five books listed from best to worst as ranked on Goodreads: At the end of the month, the people will vote in a bewilderingly complicated parliamentary election, but there may not be a presidential vote until So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger by writing. People are worried about their next meal. HoweverThe film was published on June 25, across Egypt to a mixed critical reception from audiences and critics alike. I think that was my luck,” says Mourad, now As for writing about the bloody revolution, he says it is too early.

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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. Later, referring to the rich and powerful, the fictional Ahmed says: It was a story ahked resonated in Egypt and the book — which Mourad says was never meant for publication — became a bestseller.


Land of God Source: Minister 1 day ago. Ahmed Mourad on IMDb. Show 25 25 50 All. Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic.

The Incipient Revolution in Ahmed Mourad’s ‘Vertigo’

Loading comments… Trouble loading? 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”. If you did not want to go to jail, with the attendant risk of being tortured, there was little outlet for political protest. Taha later embarks on adventures and pushes his limits.

On how he chooses his characters, Mourad always finds inspiration from his own surroundings. The trial has been adjourned until 28 December. Torab el-Mas required multiple levels of research, as events in the novel run from the s to the present. Did Mourad view Mubarak as evil? Do you approve of the ranking of the list?

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 ahmrd downtown Cairo, high above the Nile. The former despot and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, also face corruption charges.

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 ah,ed. So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act?


The Blue Elephant Source: In this novel, Mourad tackles corruption within different social classes in an intriguing way that captures the reader’s mind. His camera, always present with him, captures these small details, which create a series of sub-plots that he might add to his ahmfd. 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 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. His attention to detail and the well-narrated background help set the right atmosphere for the story. 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 begins with the protagonist Taha who is living a normal boring life, and works as a medical representative at a ahmes company.

Hurghada receives first Finnish flight in 6 years 2 weeks ago.