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

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

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The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
Title
The dressmaker of Khair Khana
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five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The incredible true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, 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 and held her family together
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Writing style
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2012
Biography type
contains biographical information
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381270
Cataloging source
NHUR
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Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle
Dewey number
958.1
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sediqi, Kamela
  • Dressmakers
  • Sisters
  • Businesswomen
  • Community life
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
Target audience
adult
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five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe
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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
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Publication
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First published: New York : HarperCollins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 256 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848545564
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781848545557
Label
The dressmaker of Khair Khana : five sisters, one remarkable family, and the woman who risked everything to keep them safe, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Publication
Note
First published: New York : HarperCollins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 256 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848545564
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781848545557

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