Kabul Beauty School

An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

By Deborah Rodriguez; Kristin Ohlson
(Center Point Large Print, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781602850095, 351pp.)

Publication Date: August 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Audio Cassette, MP3 CD, Paperback, Hardcover

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In the tradition of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," Rodriguez tells the story of the beauty school she founds in the middle of the Afghan city of Kabul, and lifts the veil of secrecy about the vibrant women who were her students there.

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  1. We so often think of ourselves as more socially advanced than Middle Eastern nations. What does it say about this assumption that the author was treated by a preacher husband in the US the same way that Nahhida, wife of a Taliban member, is treated in Afghanistan?

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