The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon audiobook

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Read by Sarah Zimmerman

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6.28 Hours 1
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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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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is pure inspiration...it reveals...the anxiety of ordinary people trying to fold their lives around the whims and laws of abusive regimes.” Los Angeles Times
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a most remarkable tale.”  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a heart-wrenching, heartwarming story about the courageous women of war-ravaged Afghanistan.”  Washington Times
“A truly uplifting and very true story of how one woman set out to start a business and ended up preserving the dignity of so many women; opened up possibilities for hundreds more; and inspired thousands.” Huffington Post
“Remarkable.” New Yorker
“[A] transporting, enlightening book...The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is a fascinating window on Afghan life under the Taliban and a celebration of women the world over who support their loved ones with tenacity, inventiveness, and sheer guts.”  People
“Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells a true, inspiring story of courageous women and quiet heroism at work in Taliban-era Afghanistan.” Christian Science Monitor
“[A] powerful and humbling book.” Parade
“This true story introduces listeners to an aspect of Afghan society rarely heard about—the region’s entrepreneurial women. The life of Kamila Sidiqi is a model of ingenuity, creativity, courage, and adaptability amid the harshest surroundings and brutal circumstances...Sarah Zimmerman’s feminine clarity contrasts sharply with the grim war-torn realities, and she also captures the coarse tones of the brutal Taliban. Her voice softens as she compassionately recounts the stories of the brave sisterhood, focusing on the resilience of the women.” AudioFile
“An inspiring, uplifting story about one woman’s extraordinary courage and ingenuity in the face of adversity.” Booklist
“A revealing work that contributes to the literature on women under Afghanistan’s Taliban regime.” Library Journal
“A memorable, inspiring story of courageous community-building.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Author Bio: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a fellow and deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributing editor-at-large at Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Her reporting on conflict and post-conflict zones—including Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Rwanda—has been published in the New York Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English