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The dressmaker of khair khana [electronic resource] : Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach. (Author). Zimmerman, Sarah. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062027450 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2011.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman.
Summary, etc.: 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.The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. Former ABC Newsreporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila's story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their. . .
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 176539 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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