Emanu El-Book Review: “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana”

March 11, 2021 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Emanu El’s Sisterhood hosts bi-monthly book reviews throughout the year that are free and open to the public. March’s book review will be led by our congregant, Judy Myers.

Please Note: This book review will be held by Zoom and the information to access will be emailed ahead of time to those who register.

A summary of our March book, “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Kamila Sidiqui’s life changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. After her father and brother were forced to flee, she became the sole financial support of her five siblings. Banned from school, confined to her home, and armed only with determination, she picked up a needle and thread to create a thriving business that saved their lives. This book encourages a reader to consider the role of women in regard to self, family, and community – under the most stressful and impossibly-aligned circumstances.

To help us plan for our book reviews and to receive communications about future book reviews, we ask that you kindly RSVP by Wednesday, March 10, either online below or by contacting the Sisterhood at sishood@emanuelhouston.org or 713.529.5771, ext. 233.