The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked…

byGayle Tzemach Lemmon

Paperback | March 20, 2012

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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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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributor to theAtlantic's Defense One writing on national security and foreign policy issues. In 2004 she left ABC News to earn her MBA at Harvard, where she began writing about women entrepreneurs in conflict and postconflict zones, including Afghanis...

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Title:The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:March 20, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a captivating war-time adventure story, but it is also a lesson in tenacity and courage.”