Discover the Ukraine that was—and the one that will be. Stranger’s Guide: Ukraine is among the most challenging and powerful volumes we’ve ever put out, featuring Ukrainian writers and photographers, many of whom are still in their country, others living abroad navigating displacement.
While there’s been widespread coverage of the Russian invasion and the implications for geopolitical power across Europe, far fewer stories have examined just what events and movements in the last eight years years created this modern, united Ukraine. What history does this country claim? What stories do its people reject? Stranger’s Guide: Ukraine seeks to tackle these questions and more, through original reporting by Ukrainian writers and photographers. It offers new insights and perspectives on the formation of modern Ukrainian identity, looking at everything from hipster Kyiv to life for incarcerated mothers and their children living together in a women’s prison. Including three extraordinary photoessays, we hope this volume will prove to be an invaluable companion to the news coverage, offering the context and perspectives that give insight into the country, its people and its spirit.
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From now through December 3, Stranger’s Guide will donate $5 from each sale of Stranger’s Guide: Ukraine to Alight’s Aid2Art program.
Kristina Berdynskykh, Misha Friedman, Anastacia Galouchka, Nataliya Gumenyuk, Lily Hyde, David Klion, Volodymyr Rafeenko, Andrii Rozanov, Laura Secor, Haska Kerosina Shyyan, Anastasia Stanko, Oleksandr Techynskyi, Vasylyna Vrublevska