ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

A major collaboration between ISF and UNESCO, the ‘World Tales Story Competition’ is aimed at developing a sense of imagination in children, and promoting shared values on a worldwide basis. The Story Competition, which will be formally announced shortly, will be rolled out step-by-step, and will eventually include children in...

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Books For Afghan Children

Books For Afghan Children

ISF has been working to provide illustrated books to children in Afghanistan on a mass scale. The tales, written by Idries Shah, are being illustrated by a range of talented artists in both East and West. The first six illustrated books are ready, with a further six currently in production....

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Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger

Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger

Published 60 years ago, Arabian Sands is one of the world’s greatest travel books by one of the greatest explorers of the 20th century, Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Driven by his aversion to modern life, Thesiger takes us twice on camelback across the most unforgiving land on earth, the Rub’ al...

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China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future by William A Callahan

China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future by William A Callahan

This book contains much of interest. The way that the Chinese government makes policy is hidden to outsiders. There aren’t the public discussions or off the record briefings that we are used to in the west. This has led to westerners using ‘Kremlinological’ methods (ie trying to get information from...

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