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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Product Description  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 … see full wiki

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Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Harper
2 reviews about The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters,...
review by . March 12, 2011
   With a start Malika realized that the figure huddled in front of them was a woman. She lay in the middle of the street, crouched in a ball, and was trying to fend off the blows. But the men would not stop. Malika heard the dreadful slapping sound of the wooden batons as they hit the helpless woman -- on her back, her legs, over and over again.   The author, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, was an MBA student at Harvard Business School, when she yearned to do some research in a subject …
review by . January 26, 2011
There are many sources indicating that one of the best ways to lift poorer nations out of poverty is to provide small loans to people, primarily women that will allow them to start their own small businesses. This nurturing of the entrepreneurship inherent in all societies will provide local employment and the chance for the people to actively make their own future.    This book describes one such group of female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. They are tailors and their story begins at …
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