We’ve started creating animated versions of our popular children’s books and we’re proud to present the first in the series. Watch The Onion and peel away its layers of wisdom!
You can support ISF’s work in giving Idries Shah’s books and stories to Afghans. We will continue to find ways and means to distribute them to Afghans whatever the situation.
Children from around the world joined us for a live awards ceremony, read their winning stories and spoke about what inspired them to enter our global competition.
We have received thousands of submissions from around the globe, helping the World Tales competition truly live up to its name. And over the past few months, we’ve enjoyed reading them all. Selecting a shortlist from the truly impressive collection of imaginative, thought-provoking, powerfully-executed stories has involved some tough choices! But we have narrowed it … Read More
The response to the ISF-UNESCO competition has been amazing. We received thousands of stories from around the world – Mongolia, Iran, Chile and many more. It’s taken months to catalogue each story and to select a short-list of 60. The short-listing has been a particularly difficult task as the quality of the submissions has been … Read More
I am hoping that what I am able to offer is what I received as a child, as the result of these stories: the world viewed temporarily through different eyes.
Idries Shah wrote three books examining the ‘baffling phenomenon of the British and Britishness’ – Darkest England, The Natives are Restless and The Englishman’s Handbook.
Farmer, skiier, fighter pilot, astronaut, singer-songwriter…Canadian Chris Hadfield has proven an inspiration to millions. And now he joins the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Jim Lovelock and Dame Jane Goodall in receiving an ISF Award for Human Achievement. The award, which is bestowed in the form of a gold medal, was presented to Hadfield in … Read More
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‘The Idries Shah Foundation is doing a commendable job by sending thousands of books for children in Afghanistan.’