What is it , you ask ?
It is the SKATEISTAN BOOK :The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan just arrived in North America
After years of interviews, documentation and hard work, the NGO Skateistan is excited to announce the release of its very first book, revealing how a grassroots skateboarding project has made a lasting impact on the lives of Afghan youth.
Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan shares the strange and beautiful intersection of traditional Afghan society and a new generation of Afghan skateboarders and artists. Through a balanced mix of words and photographs, the book tells the tale of Skateistan, which since 2007 has taught skateboarding and creative arts to girls and boys in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Skateistan gives a rare, in-depth look into the lives of exceptional young Afghans facing incredible challenges and giving new life to a city that has been ravaged by war.
This 320-page color book features stunning, previously unpublished photographs accompanied by essays, interviews and personal stories from Skateistan’s founder Oliver Percovich and the young Afghans that have gone from being streetworking kids to teachers in the skatepark and classrooms.
Full of hope, beauty, brutal 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.
Get one for you and a friend !
Available at an awesome Skateboard shop near you SOON !
July 23, 2012 / 4 comments / Permalink