|Literary Angles book discussion: "The Things They Carried"|
Event Type: Book Club|
Age Group(s): Adult, Senior Citizen
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
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.
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. Former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila's story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation. Afghanistan's future remains uncertain as debates over withdrawal timelines dominate the news.
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana moves beyond the headlines to transport you to an Afghanistan you have never seen before. This is a story of war, but it is also a story of sisterhood and resilience in the face of despair. 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.
Location: Small Conference Room
The Literary Angles meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend. Each book discussion group covers a large range of topics and crosses between fiction and non-fiction titles.Contact: Katie Kraushaar
Contact Number: 223-1309 x213