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THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

by | Read by Sarah Zimmerman

Biography & Memoir • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

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. Sidiqi taps her five sisters' sewing talents to create a thriving dressmaking business to support her entire family. 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. Their triumphs may shift listeners’ viewpoints on the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. A.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2011]



Digital Download • Harper Audio • 2011

DD ISBN 9780062083852 $18.99


Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2011

CD ISBN 9781611202441 $59.99 • Six CDs

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