Zarbul Masalha: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs (Third Edition)

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Learn something new about yourself and others with the award-winning and world's most popular book of Afghan Proverbs. Now in a Third Edition that includes 50 additional "Bonus Proverbs" contributed by Afghans from across the globe. Beautifully illustrated by Afghan high school students in a unique collaboration with an American naval officer. Foreword by General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret), one of the top 4-star generals in American military history and himself a user of Afghan Proverbs.  

Bilingual in Dari and English, including transliterations for easy reading and pronunciation. Collected and translated in Afghanistan by U.S. Navy Captain and Dari speaker Edward Zellem, winner of 9 international book awards for 3 volumes of Afghan Proverbs published in 15 languages.

Afghans have used proverbs since ancient times to build bridges and understanding between peoples and cultures. Zarbul Masalha ("Proverbs" in Dari and Farsi) now brings that tradition to the entire world.

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Edward Zellem is the 9-time award-winning author of 3 bilingual books of Afghan Proverbs published in 15 languages. He is a U.S. Navy officer and trained Dari speaker who spent a year and a half embedded on native Afghan teams in Afghanistan, including a year inside the Afghan Presidential Palace on President Hamid Karzai's staff.

While in Afghanistan, Captain Zellem became fascinated with the way Afghans use Proverbs in their daily conversations. He began collecting and translating them, and used them every day with Afghans in his professional and personal life. After students at a local Kabul high school offered to create illustrations, he decided to publish his collection as a personal project to share with the world.             

  • MWSA 2013 Gold Medal Winner 
  • Writer's Digest 2013 Award Winner
  • IPPY 2014 Bronze Medal Winner 
  • Readers' Favorite 2014 Winner
  • USA Best Books 2014 Finalist  
  • London Book Festival 2014 Winner  
  • Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015 Winner
  • IBPA Benjamin Franklin 2015 Silver Medal
  • International Book Awards 2015 Finalist  

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"Edward Zellem's Afghan Proverbs books are a personal project, and some people say that they help win hearts and minds. I have always thought that 'winning hearts and minds' is an inaccurate way to say it, because winning implies that somebody also loses. Nobody loses here. I think Ed's Afghan Proverbs books connect hearts and minds, which is a truly critical task."
     - General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)
        Former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan

"These proverbs are a reminder of old traditions and folklore that have been passed from generation to generation. And they are a true delight for anyone who has been away or alienated from Afghanistan."  
     - Leena Alam
        Award-winning Afghan actress and UNAMA Peace Ambassador

"An informative and beautifully produced volume of Afghan proverbs that Edward Zellem collected in Afghanistan during his time of service there as a captain in the United States Navy.  His collection represents a treasure of the proverbial wisdom of that country, and serves as an example of the commonality of life that ties humanity together all over the world."      
     - Dr. Wolfgang Mieder
        Professor of German and Folklore, University of Vermont  
        Internationally recognized proverbs scholar and author   

"This is incredible stuff. It is a huge service to the languages and proverbs in this part of the world. The narrative of peace, universal love and mutual understanding central to the idea is so beautiful."  
     - Ali Jan
        Medical doctor, historian and grandson of famed Afghan author and grammarian 
        Qazi Ahmad Jan, aka "The Munshi of Peshawar"

"Captain Edward Zellem has written one of the most remarkable books in recent memory about Afghanistan."   
     - Veterans Radio Network

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