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If my loathing of them makes me take revenge on behalf of others, where’s the problem?

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. But if Mourad was so upset about the repression, why did he not walk out? 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.

That was infour years before the inspirational uprising that forced Mubarak out in February this yearahed 30 years of dictatorship. Following its closure he became a full-time professional translator. The plot turns on Ahmed’s attempt to persuade an apparently fearless editor of an “eye-catchingly vulgar” tabloid to publish the pictures.

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So, in the evenings, Mourad vented his anger mourae writing. Thus, the plotting seems obvious and clunky, and “cinematic” ie. Mourad is the screenwriter of The Originals Arabic: Nine months later Mourad is still in the palace, waiting for a new president to photograph. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.


But Mohamed Hashem, the brave owner of Merit Publishing in Cairo, which specialises in experimental literature, said he liked vertibo, described it as “cinematic” and agreed to publish it. The Laborer is another very funny book, but much wryer. Certainly, the increasingly repressive military junta that now rules the country does nothing to inspire confidence.

A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife. Mourad has already written a second, and bloodier, thriller, Diamond Dustpublished in Arabic.

Now that the book is finished, printed, out in bookstores, what sort of relationship do you have with it? April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Below, five questions with translator Robin Moger: It’s an exciting journey, explored in a deep and strange way in the caches of the human soul. 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. They’re hurting me now, but they’ve been hurting this country for a very long time.

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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”. See our Returns Policy. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.

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His friends, who demonstrated in Tahrir Square every day, had not urged him to resign. Did you find the book funny? In short, it’s pulp fiction, aiming at action rather than depth. Another two significant works worth mention are the novel , published in and The Land of God Arabic: Mourad published his second novelDiamond Dust Arabic: One of the books Mourad wrote was adapted as a TV series and another one as a movie.

Land of God Source: 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. He was a person who tried to be good, but failed and lost his reputation — and the respect of his people.

Please try again later. So he viewed his writing as a revolutionary act?