AFGHAN CELEBRITY AND THOUGHT LEADER INTERVIEWS
with Edward Zellem
TRANSLATOR OF AFGHAN PROVERBS ILLUSTRATED - RUSSIAN EDITION
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.
"Afghan Proverbs Now in Russia"
(Interview also available in Italian)