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The Resource Kabul Beauty School : an American woman goes behind the veil, Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson, (electronic resource)

Kabul Beauty School : an American woman goes behind the veil, Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson, (electronic resource)

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Kabul Beauty School : an American woman goes behind the veil
Title
Kabul Beauty School
Title remainder
an American woman goes behind the veil
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Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson
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eng
Summary
Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills?as doctors, nurses, and therapists?seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus an idea was born. With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families? breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, haircutting, and makeup. Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her wedding night, the twelve-year-old bride sold into marriage to pay her family?s debts, the Taliban member?s wife who pursued her training despite her husband?s constant beatings. Through these and other stories, Rodriguez found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style. With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. Kabul Beauty School From the Hardcover edition
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Rodriguez, Deborah
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1951-
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  • Ohlson, Kristin
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  • Kabul Beauty School
  • Women
  • Muslim women
  • Beauty shops
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
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Kabul Beauty School : an American woman goes behind the veil, Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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online
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9781588366078
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kc289
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(MnSpTMCL)kc289
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Label
Kabul Beauty School : an American woman goes behind the veil, Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588366078
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
kc289
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)kc289
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 561.0 KB)

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