The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
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I enjoy reading about Kamila and other Afghan women's resourcefulness and entrepreneurship. However, I also feel that some details are missing. It feels like Camila just walked into a store and got a commission, the storekeeper even gave her the material to work on... and he didn't even know her name or face! Ok, I am from a jaded culture where nobody trusts anybody anymore, but I do find it somewhat hard to believe. Also, a month and a half of quarantine makes me wonder: do people still need to buy that many clothes if they have to stay home (or hide under the burqa?) And did they have difficulties finding daily necessities?
Anyway, reading this and other similar books confirms my belief that, in every culture there are smart, hardworking women who can do a lot of good to the community. It's the society's great and sad loss if we do not give them the opportunity to maximize their potentials.
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