The dressmaker of Khair Khana: five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe

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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. Former ABC Newsreporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila's story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation. Afghanistan's future remains uncertain as debates over withdrawal timelines dominate the news. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana moves beyond the headlines to transport you to an Afghanistan you have never seen before. This is a story of war, but it is also a story of sisterhood and resilience in the face of despair. Kamila Sidiqi's journey will inspire you, but it will also change the way you think about one of the most important political and humanitarianissues of our time.
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table_of_contents The news arrives and everything changes -- A time of good-byes -- Stitching the future back together -- The plan goes to market -- An idea is born-- but will it work? -- Class is in session -- An unexpected wedding party -- A new opportunity knocks -- Danger in the night sky -- Epilogue : Kabul Jan, Kaweyan, and Kamila's faith in good fortune.
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title The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
title_display The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
title_full The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, The dressmaker of Khair Khana [large print] : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, The dressmaker of Khair Khana: five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe [electronic resource] / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
title_short The dressmaker of Khair Khana :
title_sort dressmaker of khair khana five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
title_sub five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, Businesswomen Afghanistan Kabul Biography, Community life Afghanistan Kabul History 21st century, Dressmakers Afghanistan Kabul Biography, Kabul (Afghanistan) Biography, Kabul (Afghanistan) Economic conditions 21st century, Kabul (Afghanistan) Social life and customs 21st century, Khair Khana (Kabul, Afghanistan) Biography, Large type books, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies, Sediqi, Kamela, 1977-, Sediqi, Kamela, 1977- Family, Sisters Afghanistan Kabul Biography
topic_facet Businesswomen, Community life, Dressmakers, Economic conditions, Family, History, Large type books, Sediqi, Kamela, Sisters, Social life and customs