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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - Die Schneiderin von Khair Khana
Wie eine mutige Frau in Afghanistan alles riskiert, um ihre Familie zu retten.
Originaltitel: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
Originalverlag: Harper Collins
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Herzerwärmend, inspirierend, wunderschön – der New-York-Times-Bestseller
Als die Taliban Kabul einnehmen, ändert sich das Leben von Kamila Sidiqi über Nacht dramatisch. Da ihr Vater und ein Bruder zur Flucht gezwungen werden, muss Kamila plötzlich das Brot für sich und ihre fünf Geschwister verdienen. Mit Mut und Entschlossenheit gründet sie in dieser gefährlichen Zeit eine Schneiderei.
Tzemach Lemmon erzählt von einer ungewöhnlichen Unternehmerin, die unter Talibanherrschaft ihre Geschwister und Nachbarinnen mobilisiert, mit ihr eine Schneiderei aufzubauen. Jene mutigen Frauen sind keine Opfer.
Sie sind das Herz und das Rückgrat einer durch Krieg und Terror zerrissenen Nation. Diese Geschichte erzählt vom Krieg, aber auch von weiblicher Solidarität und bewundernswerter Widerstandskraft. Sie zeigt auf beeindruckende Weise ein Afghanistan, das man so noch nicht aus den Medien kennt.
Übersetzt von Ulrike Kretschmer.
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon arbeitete fast zehn Jahre journalistisch für ABC News, bevor sie den Nachrichtensender verließ, um ihren MBA-Abschluss in Harvard zu erwerben. Sie spricht mehrere Sprachen, darunter Deutsch und Spanisch, und lebte zwischenzeitlich in Spanien und in Deutschland, wo sie in Berlin für das Wall Street Journal berichtete. 2005 begann sie, über Unternehmerinnen in Konfliktregionen wie Afghanistan, Bosnien und Ruanda zu schreiben. Dabei stieß sie auf die faszinierende Geschichte der Afghanin Kamila Sidiqi. Ihre Reportagen über diese Unternehmerinnen wurden unter anderem von der New York Times, der Financial Times, dem International Herald Tribune, der Weltbank und der Harvard Business School veröffentlicht. Heute ist sie stellvertretende Leiterin des Women and Foreign Policy Program am Council on Foreign Relations. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon lebt in Los Angeles.http://www.gaylelemmon.com/blog/
Tolles Video der Autorin bei TED:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception
zitat: Microfinance is an incredibly powerful tool … but we must move beyond micro-hopes and micro-ambitions for women.” (Gayle Tzemach Lemmon)
Why you should listen to her:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon never set out to write about women entrepreneurs. She was simply looking for a great—and underreported—economics story after leaving ABC News for MBA study at Harvard to pursue her interest in economic development.
What she found was women entrepreneurs in some of the toughest business environments creating jobs against daunting obstacles. Since then her writing on entrepreneurship has appeared in publications including the International Herald Tribune and Financial Times along with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.
While working in finance at the global investment firm PIMCO, Lemmon went on to write a book about a young Afghan teacher-turned-entrepreneur whose dressmaking business supported women around her neighborhood under the Taliban. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana became a New York Times bestseller and the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.
Now a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a contributing editor-at-large for Newsweek Daily Beast, Lemmon continues to travel the world reporting on economic and development issues with a focus on women. She is author of the Newsweek March 2011 cover story “The Hillary Doctrine” and the September 2011 profile on U.N. Women’s Michelle Bachelet.
Presse(nur English bisher) hier die links zu den Rezensionen: http://www.gaylelemmon.com/the-dressmaker-of-khair-khana/press_reviews/
Lemmon writes Kamila’s story in clean prose; it’s a fairly easy but nuanced glimpse of life under the Taliban and the ways in which one woman and her family undertook, with no outside support, to start a business that eventually supported their family and many members of their neighborhood. If you’re debating reading Three Cups of Tea, I implore you, I beg you, to read Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana instead. It’s a better book because of the quality of writing but also, and especially, because it looks at what women are able to do by themselves, not what women are able to do when a man flies in from another country to do something for them. http://fatbooks.org/2011/03/15/dressmaker-of-khair-khana/
OCTOBER 9, 2011:
Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon calls them “breadwinners in burquas,” the women of Afghanistan who managed to support their families and get an education despite the repressive presence of the Taliban. Lemmon went to Afghanistan in 2005 to do the research for a story for the Financial Times on Afghan women entrepreneurs. The women she met and their real stories are …
OCTOBER 3, 2011
FiveBooks Interviews: Gayle Lemmon on Women and War: When war comes, women pick up the pieces, providing for families and taking up jobs previously done by men. Increasingly, women are to be found on the frontlines of combat too, as the author and journalist explains Your bestselling book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana revolves around a burqa-clad entrepreneur who started …
AUGUST 18, 2011:
Pick of the week – 4 stars! When Kabul fell under Taliban control in September 1996, Kamela Sediqi’s life changed immediately and completely: The teen could no longer attend school; she had to wear a full-length burqa in public and be accompanied by a male relative – or risk being beaten by gangs enforcing the Taliban code of “moral purity.” …
AUGUST 18, 2011:
1 of 18 books to watch in April 2011! Oppressed by the brutal Taliban, a courageous Afghan woman and her sisters succeed as unlikely entrepreneurs in this inspiring true story. – 3/22/2011
AUGUST 18, 2011:
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week! In 2005, Lemmon went to Afghanistan on assignment for the Financial Times to write about women entrepreneurs. When she met a dressmaker named Kamila Sediqi, Lemmon (once a producer for This Week with George Stephanopolos) knew she had her story. It’s an exciting, engrossing one that reads like a novel, complete with moments of …
AUGUST 18, 2011:
The story of a young Afghan woman who outwitted the Taliban to become a successful entrepreneur. At age 19, Kamila Sidiqi started a tailoring business in Kabul that saved her family and possibly hundreds of women from starvation. In 1996, the Taliban seized control of the Afghan government and “began reshaping the cosmopolitan capital according to their utopian vision of …
AUGUST 18, 2011:
One of Parade Magazine’s Picks! An Afghan family finds a way to survive in Kabul under Taliban rule in this awe-inspiring true story. With nothing but an idea and the tenacity to see it through, teenager Kamila Sidiqi starts a home business with her sisters that grows to support both the spirits and the finances of an entire neighborhood. Fans …
AUGUST 6, 2011:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon highlights the role women play in rebuilding Afghanistan In this portrait of an Afghan dressmaker, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, highlights the role women play in building their country. The story begins in 1996, the year the Taliban take over Kabul. Teenager Kamila Sidiqi is forced to give up her teaching …
APRIL 1, 2011:
”The Dressmaker of Khair Khana” is a heart-wrenching, heartwarming story about the courageous women of war-ravaged Afghanistan, akin to Greg Mortenson’s inspiring best-seller, “Three Cups of Tea.” Set in Kabul, it is the true tale of the heroines who managed to survive the brutality of the Taliban regime, the “bread winners in burqas,” who not only suffered but flourished against …
MARCH 25, 2011:
When the Taliban took over her hometown in 1996, Afghan businesswoman Kamila Sidiqi knew she had to find a way to survive. But she never expected that salvation would come from sewing dresses. Sitting alone in her living room on a wintry afternoon only months after the Taliban swept into Kabul in 1996, nineteen year-old Kamila Sidiqi realized it was …
MARCH 20, 2011:
Kamela Sediqi was not yet 20 when the Taliban took over in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1996. When her father, a military man under former strongman Najibullah (who was killed by the Taliban), moved out of Kabul, he left Sediqi in charge of her sisters and younger brother. The Taliban issued their edicts: Women were to stay at home, they were …
MARCH 17, 2011:
When Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, first met Kamila Sidiqi, it was to interview her as the basis of a case study in female entrepreneurship for Harvard Business School. Kamila had overcome enormous odds to begin a home-based seamstress business in her neighborhood of Khair Khana in Kabul, Afghanistan, a business that grew to encompass …
MARCH 15, 2011:
Now, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (Harper, $24.99) may be poised for similar success. Out today, the book is backed by a perfect blend of publishing elements — a remarkable Afghan heroine, a high-profile writer, bookseller support and a marketing campaign …
MARCH 13, 2011:
“Kabul resident Kamila Sidiqi had a teaching degree, but when the Taliban took over, she was barred from teaching and barely able to leave her house. When her father and a brother were forced to leave the city, she became the breadwinner for her family — herself and five siblings. She knew how to sew, so she picked up a …
MARCH 12, 2011:
Many books have been written about the harsh conditions women in Afghanistan had to suffer during the Taliban rule. We’ve read about them being arrested for leaving the house without a male relative, getting stoned for not wearing a burqa and getting beaten to death for exposing an arm in public. Few, if any books, however, have told the tale …
MARCH 8, 2011:
International Women’s Day reminds me of the many courageous women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting during my last years at Mercy Corps. In all corners of the globe, women work tirelessly — sometimes against incredible odds — to build better, more prosperous and peaceful lives for their families. Nowhere is this more true than in Afghanistan. A few months …
FEBRUARY 15, 2011:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon embroiders the life of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (Harper), the remarkable story of an ingenious young Afghan woman who, under the Taliban’s rule, created jobs for 100 women. – 2/15/2011
FEBRUARY 1, 2011:
Journalist Lemmon (deputy director, Women & Foreign Policy Prog., Council on Foreign Relations) tells the moving story of Kamila Sidiqi, a young woman in Kabul, Afghanistan, who, out of desperation, started a successful dressmaking business to support her family and other destitute women during the repressive Taliban regime. Lemmon encountered Kamila in 2005 when Lemmon was on assignment for the …
JANUARY 31, 2011:
Against All Odds: Q & A About The Dressmaker With Gayle Lemmon. In The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the story of Kamila Sediqi, an Afghan dressmaker who used her business skills to keep her family and her community together. Kamila started her business in 1996, and has
JANUARY 19, 2011:
Angelina Jolie pens a blurb for Gayle Lemmon’s Dressmaker of Khair Khana Author/reporter Gayle Lemmon has met actress/activist Angelina Jolie only by e-mail. But both share an interest in female entrepreneurs in war-torn places such as Afghanistan. That explains how Jolie came to provide a blurb for the back jacket of TheDressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon’s book about a …
JANUARY 8, 2011:
1 of 15 Promising Titles for Early 2011! Christian Science Monitor contributor Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells a true, inspiring story of courageous women and quiet heroism at work in Taliban-era Afghanistan. – Marjorie Kehe, Monitor book editor 1/8/2011
JANUARY 5, 2011:
Most books that cover women’s lives in Afghanistan under the Taliban recount suffering and loss, but journalist Lemmon wanted to shed light on the untold stories of enterprising women who found ways to take care of themselves and their families during the five oppressive years the Taliban was in power. Kamila Sidiqi’s hopes of using her teaching degree were dashed …
DECEMBER 2, 2010:
Launching a business comes with challenges—especially if that business happens to be in a war-torn region. Students in a Harvard Business School course on entrepreneurship will have to consider such hurdles in a new case study about an Afghan school teacher who started a dress-making business under Taliban rule. The case will be presented as a guest lecture by a …
NOVEMBER 27, 2010:
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, has spent more than five years writing and reporting on female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. Her work is now the subject of a forthcoming book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. She spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Tania Barnes about how the international community can support …