The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana


"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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  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 29min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 37min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 41min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 34min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 37min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 35min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 43min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 35min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 28min
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