About the Book
“Colors of Paradise” is a colorful journey on the wings of the sparrows of paradise that takes you around the lands of dreams, love, hope, smiles and tears. It tells you the real story in colors and words of the children around the world, from sad Kurdistan to the Land of the Rising Sun, from the dark Africa to the white Balkans to the place where you hear the heart beats of Tokyo.
Simko can tell you the real story of the sad lands that he has been to during his humanitarian missions around the world. In this book he draws artwork with words and writes poems in colors. This is a book of life experiences expressed through art and poetry by Simko Ahmed, a Kurdish born Japanese citizen who has been working with the international humanitarian organization “Peace Winds Japan.” Simko currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.
(Baran Art Association) is an International Artist Group that has no boundaries or borders. Our mission is to facilitate cultural exchange between artists from different countries while promoting peace and a civil society in both advanced and developing countries. We aim to be a bridge between artists from developing countries and more advanced countries. Through our brushes we hope to repaint this troubled world with the colour of paradise. Baran Art Association is encouraging artists from anywhere in the world to participate. It is our aim to promote these global artists works in our festivals and biennales. Our art shows will be held in diverse locals around the world, from war devastated areas such as Kurdistan, Iraq to cities in more advanced countries such as Japan, Asia, Europe and The United States. Baran Art Association will help to raise the voices of artists in the third world by promoting their creativity and providing an opportunity to have their work shown to