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The dressmaker of Khair Khana

five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe

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This edition was published in by John Murray in London.

Written in English

256 pages

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.

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

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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.

The dressmaker of Khair Khana

five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe

Paperback ed.

This edition was published in by John Murray in London.


Edition Description

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.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Originally published : New York : HarperCollins.

Includes bibliographical references.

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Dewey Decimal Class
958.1/046

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Open Library
OL35349075M
Internet Archive
dressmakerofkhai0000tzem_n5f7
ISBN 10
1848545568
ISBN 13
9781848545564
OCLC/WorldCat
777090363

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