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Shanidar was established as a publishing house on June 1, 2024, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As an international publisher, it is equipped with all necessary legal resources and adheres to international publication standards. This commitment extends to upholding the rights of both authors and translators.

Shanidar is a publishing house located in the city Amsterdam, focusing on translated Kurdish literature as well as literary and journalistic non-fiction.

Shanidar is dedicated to publishing English and Dutch books that showcase the rich culture and profound history of the Kurdish people. Founded with a passion for and commitment to the Kurdish community, we strive to bridge the gap between the Kurdish diaspora and readers worldwide.


The magazine “Kurdistan Chronicle”

The magazine “Kurdistan Chronicle” will soon be published monthly on the Shanadar website. Contact us for free shipping to your address.


About Kurdistan Chronicle

Kurdistan Chronicle is a non-partisan monthly magazine in English, published in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Kurdistan Chronicle provides timely and informative coverage of news, politics, culture, history, business, and more. The print edition is released every month while the website publishes news daily.

The content found within Kurdistan Chronicle covers a wide range of topics from politics, culture, economics and more. It also features interviews with prominent figures in Kurdish society along with opinion pieces written by local and international writers and journalists who provide valuable insight into issues affecting everyday life throughout the region. Additionally, this publication serves as an educational resource for those looking to gain knowledge on various aspects related to Kurdish history, culture, politics and practices that may not be widely known outside of its borders.

Kurdistan Chronicle seeks to provide an objective voice for readers across Kurdistan by combining professional journalism with diverse perspectives. It also serves as a platform for public debate about current affairs within the region as well as those affecting it from outside sources such as neighboring countries and world powers.

In addition to its journalistic mission, Kurdistan Chronicle also works closely with civil society organizations and NGOs operating within Kurdish communities around the world to promote their work through interviews, opinion pieces and editorials which highlight their efforts towards improving conditions locally or globally for Kurdish people living abroad who may not otherwise have access to information about what’s happening back home in Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.

Overall, this publication provides an invaluable service, not only informing but connecting people throughout the Kurdistan Region, regardless of location, allowing them to better understand one another’s experiences while staying up-to-date on events shaping lives there today.