The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a New York Times bestselling book that highlights the tremendous difficulties women in Afghanistan face even as it reveals paths of promise. It focuses on the drive and entrepreneurial spirit of Kamila Sidiqi, who was forced out of school by the Taliban, then learned to sew, and developed a business to support her family, which ultimately provided work for 100 women in her neighborhood.
Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Huffington Post called the book “a book to be shared across genders and generations.”
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Moderator: Chris Kijne
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