|History and Biodata
Mohammad Ibrahim Shariti was born 1962 in Afghanistan. Shariti, who owns and runs one of Afghanistan's biggest publishing companies. He employs 11 people at his Erfan Publication firm, based in both Kabul and Tehran and specialising in university texts. He has previously attended book fairs in Italy and Iran. Publishing in a country with several different languages poses no problem, Shariti said. But challenges remain. He said about a third of the Afghan population still does not know how to read or write and the printing industry in Afghanistan is still problematic. And he fears that the book business will be hit when international forces end major combat operations in Afghanistan and pull out at the end of 2014, taking money away from the economy. Afghan publisher Mohammad Ibrahim Shariti also represents Amiri Publication, Kabul and had a booth at the Frankfurt Bookfair 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, October 10, 2013.
He speaks Dari.