The Third Volume of Idries Shah’s bestselling series on the baffling phenomenon of the British and Britishness. Now available in a new edition

‘You’ll not get malaria or easily Go Native: but you may well contract bronchitis and learn to Muddle Through’

ISF-UNESCO STORY COMPETITION DEADLINE FURTHER EXTENDED TO 31 DECEMBER DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. THE THEME COULDN’T BE MORE TOPICAL. WRITE 250 TO 500 WORDS ON, ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN MY FUTURE…’

OUR LATEST BLOG POST: SAIRA SHAH ON TAKING HER FATHER’S SUFI LITERATURE BACK ‘HOME' — AND SEARCHING IN OLD ISTANBUL FOR THE RIGHT TURKISH TRANSLATOR

‘The Idries Shah Foundation is doing a commendable job by sending thousands of books for children in Afghanistan.'

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate for Peace 2014.
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SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH RECEIVES THE ISF AWARD FOR HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT

We're delighted to announce that the first ISF Award for Human Achievement goes to Sir David Attenborough!

BOOKS FOR AFGHAN CHILDREN

Millions of illustrated children’s books written by Idries Shah have been distributed across Afghanistan since 2006 by our friends and partners at Hoopoe Books. With Hoopoe’s support, ISF is now gearing up to distribute its own editions to Afghan children. Our aim is to put at least one copy of our books into every Afghan child’s hands. By doing so we hope to inspire a new generation.
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