The Dressmaker of Khair Khana - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

  • Release Date: 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4
From 236 Ratings


"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.


  • Loved

    By Daisie4100
    Fantastic story
  • Review

    By Huggfthb67854
    Great read, once you start you can't put it down.
  • The dressmaker of Khair Kahn

    By maxima25
    Great book, it gives you a better understanding of a situation that is far from our own reality. Thank you or sharing this exceptional story it is very inspirational.
  • Dressmaker of Khair khan

    By Kandee Linden
    Well written - the author describes a place and time that is difficult for those not familiar with the Middle East to comprehend or visualize. This story is excellent for girls aged 11 to 15 who can benefit from strong female heroins.