Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan
Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan" is 320-page color book, which shares the strange and beautiful intersection of traditional Afghan society and a new generation of Afghan skateboarders and artists.
This is the first book to focus on the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) "Skateistan", and it gives a rare and in-depth look into the lives of exceptional young Afghans facing incredible challenges in a city that is torn by war, but also full of life.
The book features stunning, previously unpublished photographs accompanied by essays, interviews and personal stories from Skateistan"s founder Oliver Percovich and the young Afghans that have gone from being students to teachers in the skatepark and classrooms.
Full of hope, beauty, gritty honesty – and skateboards! – this is a story about Afghanistan that you won’t find anywhere else.
100% of proceeds will go towards Skateistan’s activities. Published by Skateistan
Book concept and design: Alexandra Bald and Ana Lessing (C-D-A-P)