One Hundred Afghan Persian Proverbs

Well-known and oft used proverbs; a window into the minds of Afghans.

by Dr. J. Christy Wilson, Jr.

Proverbs provide a window into the minds and hearts of Afghans; and these proverbs have been carefully selected from among the many thousands in use in Afghanistan by Dr. J. Christy Wilson, Jr., a Christian educator and humanitarian who served in Kabul for over twenty years. The current revised edition of One Hundred Afghan Persian Proverbs includes a transliteration of each proverb based on the phonetic system devised by Eugene Glassman, thereby facilitating the use of the book as a language and culture acquisition resource, and a companion volume to the book Conversational Dari. This proverb book will be of special interest to teachers and students of Dari (Afghan Persian), relief and development workers and NGOs assisting the Afghan people, and to the large English-speaking Afghan Diaspora in the West, who desire to share the treasures of their culture with their own children and friends.

2001 Edition Dari (Romanized Phonetics)/English; 59 pages; Includes 8 pen & ink illustrations by an Afghan artist ; 5″ x 7.5″ [size] Paperback; ISBN 969-8343-22-9

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