The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

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.
Publisher: Maumee, Ohio : Dreamscape ; Solon, OH : Findaway World, c2011
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 1 sound media player (6 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in
ISBN: 9781611202465
1611202469
Branch Call Number: SWPL 958.1046 Sed

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rgally
Dec 07, 2015

I had to stop listening to this audiobook version because of the narrator's inappropriately cheery tone. I will try the book book instead.

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joliebergman
Oct 24, 2014

I really enjoyed learning more about the cultural changes that occurred during this time, the political history, the people, and what their daily lives were like. Unfortunately, there was also a surprisingly powerful “Little Women” tone that I did not appreciate. Then again, I didn’t really enjoy “Little Women” either so… take that for what it’s worth. The Where They Are Today ending had me tear up a bit, which was quite satisfying.

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msevinrud
Jan 27, 2013

What a wonderful insightful story! The strength and tenacity of these women will lift your heart. I was glad I listened as I probably would have mutilated the names of people and places.

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