The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan

Skateistan - The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan

Skateistan book in Kabul - Photo Skateistan

Auf 320 Seiten erzählen einzigartige Interviews zusammen mit teils unveröffentlichten Fotos eindrucksvoll die Geschichte des ungewöhnlichen Projekts seit der Gründung 2007. Voller Hoffnung, Anmut, brutaler Ehrlichkeit - und Skateboards - zeichnet das Buch ein Bild Afghanistans, das man so sonst nirgends findet.

Nur auf English.

"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. It features the innovative Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) 'Skateistan,' which since 2007 has taught skateboarding and creative arts to girls and boys in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Skateistan's opening of the country's first skatepark - and focus on working with Afghan girls and street-working youth - has been covered by major media outlets worldwide, including CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, and the New York Times.

"Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan" is the very first book about the subject and gives a rare, in-depth look into the lives of exceptional young Afghans facing incredible challenges in a city torn by war, but also full of life. This 320-page color book features stunning, previously unpublished photographs accompanied by essays, interviews and personal stories from Skateistan's founder Oliver Percovich and the young Afghans that have gone from being students 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.



  • Taschenbuch: 320 Seiten
  • Verlag: Skateistan (2012)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 3000376313
  • ISBN-13: 978-3000376313

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