YASAMIN RAHMANI

 

AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS

with Edward Zellem  

TRANSLATOR OF AFGHAN PROVERBS ILLUSTRATED - RUSSIAN EDITION

 Афганские Пословицы Иллюстрированные

 
Yasamin Rahmani

 

    Very few people make world history while they are still in high school. 

But Afghan-American student Yasamin Rahmani is one of them.

    

I met Yasamin early last year after I gave a talk on Afghan Proverbs at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that she was exactly the right person to help me bring Afghan Proverbs to Russia for the first time.  

 

     Yasamin Rahmani achieved a world-first in the summer of 2013 when she and her father Asadullah Rahmani translated the award-winning book Afghan Proverbs Illustrated into Russian.  Despite centuries of Russian involvement  in Afghanistan, this is the first known bilingual book of illustrated Afghan Proverbs in Russian-Dari ever published.

 

     The result was Афганские Пословицы Иллюстрированные (pronounced “Afganskii Poslovitsi Illyoostrirovanniy”), now available in over 40 countries worldwide...including Russia....  (more)

 

Read Yasamin Rahmani's interview with Edward Zellem

​"Afghan Proverbs Now in Russia"

 

(Interview also available in Italian)