Culture & History

Enjoy Afghanistan

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-X

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The Frontier Town of Peshawar

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-X

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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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