We have recently released three new kid’s titles as part of the Books for Afghan Children Project








We have recently released three new kid’s titles as part of the Books for Afghan Children Project. Printed with sumptuous illustrations, the English-language editions are being sold in limited editions. All proceeds go to making Afghan-language versions of the same books available for free to kids in Afghanistan. These would make a great holiday gift for the children in your life.

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La confluencia cultural: Daby Ihsan – ‘Los cuentos son un elemento esencial en la vida de un niño’

Acerca de Daby Ihsan

Nacida en Irak, Daby Ihsan es una galardonada ilustradora y animadora que ha hecho los dibujos para dos libros infantiles de la ISF: The Onion y Speak First and Lose. Su trabajo es profundamente original y percibe al Oriente con extraordinaria sutileza, basándose en su amor por la arquitectura y su atención al detalle.

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Hasidic Art and the Kabbalah

                    Batsheva Goldman-Ida, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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Idries Shah: A brief portrait


Written by Hezhbar Shinwary

Recently one of the American publishing companies requested Ms. Parveen Pazhwak to translate some children’s books.  A number of these books were sent to me for the purpose of getting acquainted.  When I observed the pictures (illustrations) and studied the books I found them to be very closely resembling the life and culture of the people of Afghanistan. Leer Más

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)


Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer than four New Yorker spoofings (from 1974 to 2009). On its first appearance, we find a sexy young woman in bell-bottom trousers at a Manhattan cocktail party flattering a balding metropolitan with: “Dynamite, Mr Gerston. You’re the first person I heard use the word ‘paradigm’ in real life.” Leer Más