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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subject_facetBIOGRAPHY & 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
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies
Sediqi, Kamela, -- 1977-
Sediqi, Kamela, -- 1977- -- Family
Sisters -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography
title_displayThe dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
title_fullThe 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_shortThe dressmaker of Khair Khana
title_subfive sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
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Community life
Dressmakers
Economic conditions
Family
History
Large print books
Large type books
Sediqi, Kamela
Sisters
Social life and customs