The Resource Kabul Beauty School : beneath the veil of Afghan women, Deborah Rodriguez

Kabul Beauty School : beneath the veil of Afghan women, Deborah Rodriguez

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Kabul Beauty School : beneath the veil of Afghan women
Title
Kabul Beauty School
Title remainder
beneath the veil of Afghan women
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Rodriguez
Creator
Subject
Language
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, Rodriguez founded the Kabul Beauty School and welcomed the first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, she 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." "Kabul Beauty School is a tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.48/69709581090511
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1735.6
LC item number
.R63 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Kabul Beauty School : beneath the veil of Afghan women, Deborah Rodriguez
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Kabul Beauty School : beneath the veil of Afghan women, Deborah Rodriguez
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prequel to: The House on Carnaval Street. -"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, Rodriguez founded the Kabul Beauty School and welcomed the first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, she 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." "Kabul Beauty School is a tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom."--BOOK JACKET
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10945031
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24 cm.
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Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781400065592
Lccn
2006050384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • (Sirsi) SL9074
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