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Author Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle.

Title The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Published London : John Murray, 2011

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Description xxvi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents The news arrives and everything changes -- A time of goodbyes -- Stitching the future back together -- The plan goes to market -- An idea is born...but will it work? -- Class is in session -- An unexpected wedding party -- A new opportunity knocks -- Danger in the night sky -- Epilogue: Kabul Jan Kaweyan and Kamela's faith in good fortune
Summary When the Taliban took control of Kabul, Kamela Sediqi 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, Kamela 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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Sediqi, Kamela, 1977-
Sediqi, Kamela, 1977- -- Family.
Businesswomen -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
Businesswomen -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography.
Community life -- Afghanistan -- History -- 21st century.
Dressmakers -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
Dressmakers -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography.
Sisters -- Afghanistan -- Biography.
Sisters -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Biography.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- 21st century.
Khair Khana (Kabul, Afghanistan) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Biographies.
ISBN 184854555X (paperback)
9781848545557 (paperback)