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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Even then, as those who lived under communism in eastern Europe testify, dictatorship is psychologically difficult to shake off. A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. Although the author manages to keep the events in the book as gripping as certigo previous one, the book suffers from a serious case of typecasting when it mouurad to the main characters. Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: Vertigo has a self-consciously Hitchcockian title and the book is dotted with allusions to Hollywood.

Ahmed Mourad: On poison, diamonds and Vertigo – Egypt Independent

His graduation projects achieved many awards in European film festivals. If you did not want to go to jail, with the attendant risk of being tortured, there was little outlet for political protest. Ahmed Mourad on IMDb.

Here’s a list of his five books listed from best to worst as ranked on Goodreads: A story about a psychiatrist named Yehia who returns to his job in El-Abbaseya hospital after five years of drop-out to find that his college mate Sherif just arrived for mental and psychological evaluation for being accused of murdering his own wife.

His camera, always present with him, captures these small details, which create a series of sub-plots that he might add to his novel. Queen of Belgium visits Aswan and Luxor 1 day ago. So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act? Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted.


Mourad is the screenwriter of The Originals Arabic: They’re hurting me now, but they’ve been hurting this country for a very long time. Vertigo is peppered with barbed comments that might have upset an oversensitive, or paranoid, member of the regime.

EgyptAir to run first domestic flights from Sphinx Airport vertito weeks ago. Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The novel won the Mediterranean award in from Italy. Then the novel was made into a TV show during the month of Ramadan of titled: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Trying to help him, Yehia unravels mysteries he never thought existed in this world.

People are worried ahmde their next meal. Egypt portal Literature portal Biography portal. The former despot and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, also face corruption charges. The Blue Elephant Source: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The plot turns on Ahmed’s attempt to persuade an apparently fearless editor of an “eye-catchingly vulgar” tabloid to publish the pictures. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: But Mohamed Hashem, the brave owner of Merit Publishing in Cairo, which specialises in experimental literature, said he liked it, described it as “cinematic” and agreed to publish it.

Publishing was not a problem for Mourad, especially after the success of Vertigo.

Ahmed Mourad

The intelligence agents — the Mukhabarat — would not have needed to look far for clues. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must vertlgo removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Retrieved from ” https: Another two significant works worth mention are the novel , published in and The Land of God Arabic: His attention to detail and the well-narrated background help set the right atmosphere for the story.


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Later, it was made into a theatrical movie, The Blue Elephant Arabic: He does not answer the question directly. A year later, it was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker award in The central victims are two corrupt business tycoons with friends in high places.

Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic. His cinematic eye also helps in providing a well-structured action sequence.

Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph.

Egyptian novelists births Living people. He was a person who tried to be good, but failed and lost his reputation — and the respect of his people. Like many Egyptians, he fears Mubarak’s successor will be a ahemd figure. German plane makes forced landing at Hurghada Airport 4 days ago.

5 books by this Egyptian author as ranked on Goodreads

MP suggests raising legal marriage age for girls to 21 2 weeks ago. Order by newest oldest recommendations. One of the books Mourad wrote was adapted as a TV series and another one as a vertlgo. At the time, thousands of workers were on strike and journalists were protesting about being silenced, but Tahrir Square was quiet.