Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, on tour March/April 2012

Posted By on February 7, 2012

About The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

• Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (March 20, 2012)

Kamila Sidiqi’s life changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. After her father and brother were forced to flee, she became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Banned from school, confined to her home, and armed only with determination, she picked up a needle and thread to create a thriving business that saved their lives.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. A story of war, it is also a story of family, faith, and resilience in the face of despair. These women are not victims—they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation. Kamila Sidiqi’s journey will inspire you, but it will also change the way you think about one of the most important political and humanitarian issues of our time.

About 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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Gayle’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 20th: Seaside Book Nook

Wednesday, March 21st: EmSun

Tuesday, March 27th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, March 28th: Knitting and Sundries

Thursday, March 29th: sidewalk shoes

Monday, April 2nd: Book Snob

Wednesday, April 4th: A Bookish Affair

Thursday, April 5th: Man of La Book

Monday, April 9th: Book Club Classics!

Tuesday, April 10th: Wordsmithonia

Wednesday, April 11th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, April 12th: Lit and Life

Monday, April 16th: Broken Teepee

Tuesday, April 17th: Library of Clean Reads

Thursday, April 19th: BookNAround

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