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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

letter D

I decided that for the letter D.. I would talk about a book I recently got in the mail. I received this book from the SITS girls....thank you ladies....
The SITS girls stands for Secret is the  support... It is a group of more than 8,000 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments.
They have started a twitter and blog.. book club.. last month they read The Help.. now they are going to read
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana By Gayle   Lemmon.       so......  D is for Dressmaker....

  The books story has a backdrop of Afghanistan.. and although, many books have been written about women in Afghanistan and how they suffered during the Taliban rule... this tells the story of  women surviving by becoming successful entrepreneurs. Gayle Lemmon is a former ABC producer. She documented the true story of Kamila Sidiqi, who built a successful business at at time when women were strictly prohibited from working.




  Books about Afghanistan usually fall in the category of policy oriented politics. Angelina Jolie who financed a school for girls in Afghanistan.. says this about the book-" The Dressmakers of Khair Khana gives voice to many of our world's unsung heroines, Against all odds, these young women created hope and community, and they never gave up. This book is guaranteed to move you-and to show you a side of Afghanistan few ever see."

Kamila Sidiqi has to find a way to provide for her siblings when her father and brother are forced to flee their hometown. She decides to work discreetly as a seamstress. Kamila risked running into members of the Taliba, to go across town to get sewing lessons. The book talks about the wearing of the burqa and about how the Taliban themselves are among the admirers of Kamila's dresses.


Greg Mortenson the author of Three cups of Tea says this about the book," Kamela Sediqi's unforgettable story shows just how far we are willing to go for those we love, and proves once again the power of girls to remake our world. This in one of the most inspiring books I have ever read."

I also thought since I am venturing on a entrepreneurship... that this was a great book to read... about sales and marketing...it's good for anyone who has had or has a business plan....


Look for it at Amazon.. or Harper Collins ebooks...

7 comments:

Sue H said...

Thanks for pointers to new reads! (oh dear, my TBR pile......!)

(And I saw from your profile that you like Big Daddy Weave - yay! I came across them by accident and have bought several albums via iTunes! - am slowly exposing my church home-group to the delights of BDW!)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that's a great idea! Glad you've found a group of supporters.
And when I clicked on your comment, it said your profile was set to private, so I couldn't follow you back to your blog. I bet others can't either. (Fortunately you are in my sidebar list of buddies!)

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Wow. I not only WANT to read this book, I think all women NEED to read this book. Phenomenal!

I also love the support... I am also devoted to building community. I'll check that out!

Grateful I found you via AtoZchallenge. Hope to read you more in April and beyond!

My D.. the anti-drivel.

Lindsay said...

I saw you on Top Mommy blogs! :) Hi!

Thanks for the book recommendations! I've needed more books to check out!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I keep finding fascinating things people are blogging about during the A-Z Challenge. Your blog is certainly no exception to the rule. It's great to see how people in dire situations make the best with what they've got.

Excellent recommendation.

The Words Crafter said...

What a great story, and an inspirational one, too.

Pearson Report said...

Thanks for sharing this great title - I promptly put it on my mother's birthday list - she's hard to buy for!

She is an avid reader, and being a couture herself, from Vienna, I know she will be delighted with this book.

Your posts are interesting and informative; I am enjoying my visits.

Also, your "C" post was delicious to read!

Smiles from Jenny!

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