Compiled by IAM
An extensive collection of orientation materials encompassing many aspects of life in Afghanistan. It is an introduction to the culture and customs of the Afghan people, including the history and religion of Afghanistan, practical living skills and tips (including health and security), helpful hints on language learning and much more. It is suitable for the short-term worker, as well as one planning to be in the country for an extended period of time.
Enjoy Afghanistan contains a valuable pre-arrival section dealing with issues such as visa application, inoculations and what to bring in the suitcase, as well as language and culture learning tips.
Enjoy Afghanistan can be studied as part of a systematic orientation course, but equally, is an invaluable resource for any individual or group seeking to work in Afghanistan.
Table of Contents and Sample pages can be viewed below.
Published in 2003; 378 pages; Spiral Bound Soft Cover; ISBN 969-8343-30-XMore Details & Pictures
By Sayed Amjad Hussain In English
This is a brief but extremely interesting monograph on the city of Peshawar. It is stylishly produced and illustrated with photographs and line art. In a small compass, the author has managed to depict the long fascinating history of his native city. There is something in this book of interest to students of all periods of the region’s history. Text includes 2 composite maps of Peshawar as well as a time line from 2000 BC to the present for the region.
Published in 2000; 7″ x 8.5″ [size]; 27 pages; ISBN 969-8343-13-XMore Details & Pictures
Poetry by the popular poet, Abdul Rahman Baba.
Translated by Robert Sampson
This book is a celebration of the poetry which forms the core of the deeply spiritual and expressive oral culture of the Pushtuns. The poetry in this volume is a selection from the work of their most popular poet – Abdul Rahman Baba. The English translator has attempted to free the verse from the constraints of rhyme and metre to communicate its essence.
Contentment is the satin cloth under my
I appear to be a beggar, but secretly am
king of the whole world.Rahman Baba was born in 1650 and lived near Peshawar towards the end of the Mughal era. He wrote at a time when the mystical face of Islam, known as Sufism, was dominant in local culture. Like other Sufi poetry, a delicious ambiguity exists in the expression of love for the Divine and the human beloved. Rahman’s vision of love – with its soaring values of equality and tolerance – is a refreshing antidote to the obsession with rank, power and sectarianism that has so come to plague our world.
The poems are accompanied by photographs of modern-day Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan; monochrome in a sepia tint on cream coloured paper, with a photograph on every other page.
Published in 2008; English; 100 pages; 8″ x 7.5″ [Size]; Paperback; ISBN 978-969-8343-41-5More Details & Pictures