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Author Rodriguez, Deborah.

Title Kabul Beauty School [OverDrive electronic resource] : an American woman goes behind the veil / Deborah Rodriguez ; [with] Kristin Ohlson.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2007.
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System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 129241 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 8:59:30.
Performer Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Summary Beneath the veil of Afghan women. Most Westerners now working in Afghanistan spend their time tucked inside the wall of a military compound or embassy. Deborah Rodriguez is one of the very few who lives life smack in the middle of Kabul. Now, Rodriguez tells the story of the beauty school she founded and the vibrant women who were her students there. When Rodriguez opened the "Kabul Beauty School", she not only empowered her students with a new sense of autonomy--in the strictly patriarchal culture, the beauty school proved a small haven--but also made some of the closest friends of her life. Woven through the book are the stories of her students. There is the newlywed who must fake her own virginity, the twelve-year-old bride who has been sold into marriage to pay her family's debts, and the wife of a member of the Taliban who pursues her training despite her husband's constant beatings.
Subject Women -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Social life and customs -- 21st century. -- Sound recordings.
Muslim women -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Social conditions -- 21st century. -- Sound recordings.
Beauty shops -- Social aspects -- Afghanistan -- Kabul. -- Sound recordings.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Added Author Ohlson, Kristin, 1951-
Dunne, Bernadette.
ISBN 1433283409 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
9781433283406 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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