Biographies & Memoirs

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

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

The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war—a rare achievement for any Afghan woman—Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila 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.

Introduction

Chapter 1: The News Arrives and Everything Changes

Chapter 2: A Time of Good-byes

Chapter 3: Stitching the Future Back Together

Chapter 4: The Plan Goes to Market

Chapter 5: An Idea Is Born . . . but Will It Work?

Chapter 6: Class Is in Session

Chapter 7: An Unexpected Wedding Party

Chapter 8: A New Opportunity Knocks

Chapter 9: Danger in the Night Sky

Epilogue: Kabul Jan, Kaweyan, and Kamila’s Faith in Good Fortune

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