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


Ukraine at War

Street Art, Posters, and Poetry


$ 40

“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.


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.


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


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