Over the course of the interview, Lemmon answers questions like: What was it like for you researching this book as an American woman in Afghanistan, even after the Taliban? What's your relationship with your protagonist, Kamila Sidiqi, now? A lot of people want to know why we are still in Afghanistan. What's the best we can hope for the country when we leave?What do you hope people will take away from this book?
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Recently Gayle Lemmon, author of the bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe sat down with Library Journal to talk about the book, Kamila Sidiqi—the heroic entrepreneur for whom the book is titled, and Afghanistan.