Book Size: 9" x 9"

Pages: 320

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623717261

Imprint: Interlink Books

Illustrations: full-color illustrations

Release date: Fall 2023

Foreword by: Andrey Kurkov

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Ukraine at War

Street Art, Posters, and Poetry

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“This book will guide you through today’s Ukraine more honestly than any future history might.” —Andrey Kurkov

“British filmmaker Sarhandi-Williams (Bosnian War Posters) spotlights the perseverance of art during war in this insightful collection of poetry and street art created by Ukrainians since the 2022 Russian invasion … This thoughtful assemblage brings into focus the myriad responses Ukrainians have had to the invasion. It’s an enlightening and worthwhile volume.
— Publishers Weekly

About this book

A unique book that showcases how Ukrainian society is expressing itself through art.

War came to Ukraine in February 2022; it was uninvited—although not entirely unexpected given Russia’s steady, massive troop build-up on Ukraine’s eastern border over the winter. When war exploded, millions of people around the world watched it compulsively on TV.

Daoud Sarhandi-Williams—author of the internationally–acclaimed Bosnian War Posters—travelled to Ukraine in the summer of 2022 to photograph street art.  He gathered a lot more images besides—as well as a trove of extraordinary war poetry by Ukrainian citizens, shared internationally here for the first time.  The author brings all these elements together in an original, multi-layered visual book that is moving, profound, and painfully beautiful.        

With over 400 photos and artworks by the author and other contributors, the 320 pages of this book are a tribute to Ukraine’s courage, heroism and struggle—and to her creativity, too.

Ukraine at War is a unique artistic testament to Ukrainian resilience and to world-changing events that are far from over. If you want to know what’s in the heart of the Ukrainian people, look no further than this stunning book.

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About the author

Daoud Sarhandi-Williams is an award-winning British filmmaker and a writer. He is the author of the internationally-acclaimed Bosnian War Posters (Interlink Books), a unique compilation of posters, political graphic design, and photos that was praised as the most valuable pictorial study of the bloodiest European conflict since 1945.

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“This book will guide you through today’s Ukraine more honestly than any future history might.” —Andrey Kurkov

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