"The Kindle and NOOK editions of Zarbul Masalha have been awarded a QED Seal for quality in e-Book design.
They can be read easily on screens both large and small."
Edward Zellem's Afghanistan Dashboard
Coming In Summer 2013:
The Russian-Dari Edition of "Afghan Proverbs Illustrated"
Gaining Hearts with Filmmaking in Afghanistan
by Film Annex
In Zarbul Masalha, Captain Edward Zellem has done an excellent job collecting and setting forth 151 Afghan Dari proverbs. While this may be self evident with the title of the book, Zellem has done a lot more than simply collect a group of phrases. The book is laid out in a consistent format with the proverb typed in Dari, followed by a literal English translation, and then by a line or two telling the reader what the proverb actually means. On several pages he includes a drawing done by the students at a local high school.
Besides the collection of proverbs, the book includes a number of pages in which the author provides more of an explanation for a few of the proverbs, talks about the local high school, and a little about his experiences with the Afghan people. There is also a collection of photographs of the school, students, and others mentioned or affiliated with the book.
I liked this book, and I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Afghan culture or in the collection of proverbs.
Reviewed by: Bob Doerr (2013)
Afghan Proverbs author Edward Zellem
by Afghan-American TV host Sahar Jan
Broadcast internationally on
Payam-e Afghan TV
In Dari and English
Congratulations to Roya Mahboob
Afghan IT entrepreneur and Film Annex colleague
Named one of TIME Magazine's
"The foundation of a culture is language. Edward Zellem's work with Afghan proverbs at this critical moment of Afghan reconstruction is a tool for integration, communication and sharing values that is vital for the success of our common goals and objectives in Afghanistan. An excellent compilation."
-- Dr. Farid Younos, Afghan-American television personality,
host of "The Dr. Younos Show" and "30 Minutes" on NOOOR-TV,
and professor at California State University-East Bay
From the U.S. Department of State's
Voice of America's Radio Ashna
(in Dari with VOA reporter and host Jila Samee)
Broadcast nationwide in Afghanistan on January 30, 2013
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Interview by Fox NewsRadio 970 WFLA
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Film Annex Press Release
Book sales support Afghan-led literacy programs in Afghanistan