Monday, June 6, 2011

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

This is the true story of a family unit that found a way to continue to exist and thrive under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The author records the development of their in-home business which is sewing, and in particular the determination of one of the sisters to work in spite of the threat her work creates. If you were not already familiar with the limitations placed on women during that time, you will be surprised at the barriers these women faced and overcame. Their willpower to thrive and help not only themselves but their community is inspirational.

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