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

By: Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach

1848545568 / 9781848545564
Paperback
08/12/2011
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United Kingdom
20 cm xxvi, 256 p. : port
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Originally published: New York: HarperCollins.

When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi and all the women of Kabul saw their lives transformed.

Overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving their front doors on their own.

The economy collapsed and young men left the city in search of work and security.

Desperate to help her family and support her five brothers and sisters at home, Kamila began sewing cothes in her living room.

Little did she know that the tailoring business she started to help her siblings would be the beginning of a dressmaking business that would create jobs and hope for one hundred neighbourhood women and would come to mean the difference between starvation and survival for hundreds of families like her own.

BIC:

1FCA Afghanistan, 3JJPR c 1990 to c 2000, BG Biography: general

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