Kabul Beauty School : an American woman goes behind the veil /

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Author / Creator:Rodriguez, Deborah.
Imprint:New York : Random House, 2007.
Description:301 p. ; 21 cm.
Series:Random House readers circle
Reader's circle (Random House (Firm))
Subject:Kabul Beauty School.
Kabul Beauty School.
Women -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Muslim women -- Afghanistan -- Kabul -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Beauty shops -- Social aspects -- Afghanistan -- Kabul.
Beauty shops -- Social aspects.
Manners and customs.
Muslim women -- Social conditions.
Women -- Social life and customs.
Kabul (Afghanistan) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Kabul.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6684162
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Other authors / contributors:Ohlson, Kristin, 1951-
Notes:Includes a Readers guide consisting of an interview with the author and questions and topics for discussion.
Summary:"Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Surrounded by people whose skills--as doctors, nurses, and therapists--seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she 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 the idea for the Kabul Beauty School was born. Within that small haven, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts, ultimately giving her the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style."--From publisher description.

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