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"We're far more accustomed to—and comfortable with—seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect…" 

Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s fearful rise to power. In what Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, calls “one of the most inspiring books I have ever read,” Lemmon recounts with novelistic vividness the true story of a fearless young woman who not only reinvented herself as an entrepreneur to save her family but, in the face of ferocious opposition, brought hope to the lives of dozens of women in war-torn Kabul.

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
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Afghanistan's women
March 16th, 2014
How life changed when the Taliban took power, the women's struggle for survival
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January 4th, 2014
A nice story. Very I empowering. A bit slow at times, but very informational too. Felt like I really learnt about the Afghanistan culture, things you dont see in the news.
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The dressmaker of Khair Khana
February 3rd, 2013
Enjoyable and a real eye opener on the struggles women endured. Good job in bringing it to light for all to see.
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