Captain Edward Zellem is the 11-time award-winning author of 3 bilingual books of Afghan Dari and Pashto proverbs, published in 18 languages. He is a U.S. Navy officer and trained Dari speaker, and spent a year and a half embedded daily on native Afghan teams in Afghanistan. This included a year inside Afghanistan's Presidential Palace serving 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 and share it with the world.
More information available at afghansayings.com.
* NextGen Indie Book Awards 2016 Finalist
* Readers' Favorite 2015 Bronze Medal
* International Book Awards 2015 Finalist
* IBPA Benjamin Franklin 2015 Silver Medal
* Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015 Winner
* London Book Festival 2014 Winner
* USA Best Books 2014 Award
* Readers' Favorite 2014 Winner
* IPPY 2014 Bronze Medal Winner
* MWSA 2013 Gold Medal Winner
* Writer's Digest 2013 Award Winner