Kabul Beauty School

Kabul Beauty School

An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

Streaming Audiobook - 2006
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When Deborah Rodriguez bravely opened the Kabul Beauty School, she empowered Afghan women with a new sense of autonomy. This book tells the stories of her students, including the wife who pursues her training despite her Taliban husband's beatings, who learn the lessons of perms, friendship, and freedom.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781433239458
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital


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Feb 22, 2017

Try Geraldine Brooks, Nine Parts of Desire. Factual, excellent.

Nov 29, 2015

I found it a not very well written,
slanted (to make the author look really good) account that left me unmoved; the plight of Afghan women is a serious human rights matter and has been much better dealt with in other books.

JCLHopeH Oct 19, 2014

Rodriguez offers an account of Afghan life from a unique vantage point as an American beautician serving local and foreign women in Kabul, where she not only ran a salon but also operated a beauty school. Beauty salons are known for free flowing conversation and a flair for the dramatic, and the author makes good use of those talents in the telling of her time there. While many of her behaviors struck me as arrogantly American, I certainly found her story fascinating.


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