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Fahim Speaks: Between Two Worlds: A Hollywood Actor’s Journey as a U.S. Marine Translator through Afghanistan

Expanded Anniversary Edition Available 28 May 2024!

A gold medal winner from the Military Writers Society of America

The story of an Afghan refugee, actor and U.S. patriot. Patriotism led Fahim Fazli to become an interpreter. He requested to be on the front lines, and was stationed at an Afghan forward operating base for the Marines. He was so successful in bridging two cultures that the Taliban put a price on his head.

—JIM FENNELL New Hampshire Union Leader

“When Fahim Fazli speaks, we are fascinated.”


Fahim Speaks gets my highest recommendation – it’s a must read. What a TRULY AMERICAN story of perseverance and service!

—Hodge Wood, Military Writers Society of America

Authors: Fahim Fazli with Michael Moffett

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Annotated Anniversary Edition of his Journey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back

Fahim Fazli is a man of two worlds: Afghanistan, the country of his birth, and America, the nation he adopted and learned to love. He’s also a man who fled oppression and escaped to the United States where he broke through all challenges to become the first Afghan American Hollywood actor. He then paid it all forward by returning to Afghanistan as an interpreter with the U.S. Marines. When Fahim speaks, the story he tells is a stirring ode to courage, compassion, and the unbreakable bonds of love and duty.

From the rugged landscapes of his war-torn homeland to the sun-drenched shores of California, Fahim’s story is both heart-wrenching and heartwarming. His experiences on Afghanistan’s battlefields, bridging cultures and defying danger, showcase his unwavering commitment to service and love for his adopted country, America. Fahim Speaks is a testament to the power of faith, courage, and the pursuit of a dream.

“…Fahim Fazli is a patriot….He put aside a successful career as an actor in Hollywood and left his wife and daughter at home in order to give back to the country that has given him so many opportunities….He has proved to be a compassionate man who is honorable, faithful, and completely trustworthy.”

—Capt. Ryan P. Benson, USMC, India Company, 3/4

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