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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman

Audio Library Digital

05/03/2011

376 minutes

9781611202458

Playaway

05/03/2011

376 minutes

9781611202465

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The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war - a rare achievement for any Afghan woman - Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban.

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A fascinating story that touches on family, gender, business, and politics and offers inspiration through the resourceful, determined woman at its heart., Publishers Weekly

[A] transporting, enlightening book...The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a fascinating window on Afghan life under the Taliban and a celebration of women the world over who support their loved ones with tenacity, inventiveness and sheer guts., People Magazine

A revealing work that contributes to the literature on women under Afghanistan's Taliban regime., Library Journal

An inspiring story of courageous community building...The product of several years of in-depth interviewing...[Lemmon] pays scrupulous attention to detail... [and] convincingly evokes the atmosphere of Taliban-era Kabul., Kirkus

An inspiring, uplifting story about one woman's extraordinary courage and ingenuity in the face of adversity., Booklist

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