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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

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By: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

 

Language: English

 

Quality: Like New

 

Genre: Biography

 

ISBN: 9781848545557

 

SKU: BESHC900103

 

Pages: 288

 

 

 

Description: 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 dresmaking 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.