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The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

By: Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Harper, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxvi, 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0061732370.Subject(s): Sediqi, Kamela, 1977- | Sediqi, Kamela, 1977- -- Family | Khair Khana (Kabul, Afghanistan) -- Biography | Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Biography | Dressmakers -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography | Sisters -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography | Businesswomen -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Biography | Community life -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- History -- 21st century | Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century | Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Economic conditions -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 958.1 | B
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: Recounts the true story of Kamila Sidiqi, a woman who was forced to support herself and her five siblings after the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul and her father and brothers fled the country.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-256).

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.

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Recounts the true story of Kamila Sidiqi, a woman who was forced to support herself and her five siblings after the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul and her father and brothers fled the country.

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