The Kabul Beauty School

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751555769

Category: Beauty shops

Page: 352

View: 8811


In a little beauty school in the war zone of Kabul, a community of women comes together, all with stories to tell. DEBBIE, the American hairdresser who co-founds the training salon. As the burqas are removed in class, curls are coiffed and make-up is applied, Debbie's students share with her their stories - and their hearts. MINA, forcibly married to a man in repayment of a family debt and threatened with having her child taken away. ROSHANNA, a tearful young bride terrified her in-laws will discover she's not a virgin. And NAHIDA, the prize pupil who bears the scars of her Taliban husband's approval. In the Kabul Beauty School, these women and many others find a safe haven and the seeds of their future independence. From the bestselling author of THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, this is an eye-opening, inspiring and enthralling story.

The Kabul Beauty School

Author: Deborah Rodriguez,Kristin Ohlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Beauty shops

Page: 275

View: 2807


Deborah Rodriguez arrived in Afghanistan in 2002 with nothing but a desire to help and a beauty degree. When she arrived she learned that the once-proud tradition of Afghan beauty salons had been all but destroyed by the Taliban. With her knowledge of both beauty and enterprise, Rodriguez helped found the Kabul Beauty School and opened a modern salon in Kabul. She trained local women to become beauticians - one of the few ways in which a woman could support herself and her family. And it is here that she not only empowered her students with a new sense of autonomy - in this strictly patriarchal culture the beauty school proved a small haven - but also made some of the closest friends of her life. In the tradition of Reading Lolita in Tehran, woven through the book are stories of the students, for example, the 12-year-old bride who has been sold into marriage to pay off her family's debts, the medic who had not left her house for 30 years, the newlywed who must fake her own virginity... All of these women have a story to tell, and all of them bring their stories to the Kabul Beauty School, where, along with Rodriguez herself, they learn the art of perms, friendship and freedom.

The Kabul Beauty School

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751555770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1805


The remarkable true story of the bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, and the real women she met in Afghanistan 'Composed of heartbreak, hope, poignancy and candour' LA TIMES In a little beauty school in the war zone of Kabul, a community of women comes together, all with stories to tell. DEBBIE, the American hairdresser who co-founds the training salon. As the burqas are removed in class, curls are coiffed and make-up is applied, Debbie's students share with her their stories - and their hearts. MINA, forcibly married to a man in repayment of a family debt and threatened with having her child taken away. ROSHANNA, a tearful young bride terrified her in-laws will discover she's not a virgin. And NAHIDA, the prize pupil who bears the scars of her Taliban husband's approval. In the Kabul Beauty School, these women and many others find a safe haven and the seeds of their future independence. From the bestselling author of THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL, this is an eye-opening, inspiring and enthralling true story. ___ PRAISE FOR DEBORAH RODRIGUEZ: 'Deborah Rodriguez is brilliant at transporting her readers to far flung destinations' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'If you love The Kite Runner you'll love The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. This compelling story of a cafe in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there, is full of heart and intelligence' LOOK MAGAZINE 'A brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that restores belief in humanity' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'An eye-opening and uplifting tale about sisterhood and survival' GRAZIA 'A heart-warming tale about female friendships' COSMOPOLITAN 'Captivating and addictive. The perfect book club read' TAKE A BREAK

The Kabul Beauty School

Author: Deborah Rodriguez,Kristin Ohlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733621857

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 275

View: 6505


- PUBLISHER'S PROMISE - Most Westerners now working in Afghanistan spend their time tucked inside a military compound or embassy. Deborah Rodriguez is one of the very few who lives smack in the middle of the urban insanity that is Kabul. In THE KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL, Debbie tells the story of the beauty school she founded and the vibrant women who study and work there. Debbie went to Afghanistan with nothing but a desire to help and her skills as a beautician. When she arrived, she learned that the once-proud tradition of Afghan beauty salons had been nearly destroyed by the Taliban. With her knowledge of beauty and enterprise, she opened the first salon in Kabul that actually trained local women to become beauticians - one of the few ways a woman can support herself and her family. And it is there that she made some of the closest friends of her life. The Kabul Beauty School provides a joyful haven for Debbie and the other women. All these women have a story to tell, and all of them bring their stories to THE

Kabul Beauty School

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Bentang Pustaka

ISBN: 9789791227520

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 444

View: 3945


Debbie hanyalah seorang ahli kecantikan. Apa yang bisa ia lakukan saat harus diterjunkan ke Afganistan bersama serombongan pekerja sosial? Tanpa diduga, keahliannya sangat bermanfaat bagi para perempuan Afgan yang selama ini tersembunyi di balk Burqa. Tergugah oleh kenyataan di lapangan, Debbie mendirikan sekolah kecantikan Kabul. Tentu saja tidak mudah mengajarkan semua materi kecantikan. Ada perbedaan budaya, dan bahasa terutama. Mampukan Debbie mengatasinya? Sebuah cerita kocak tentang arti persahabatan dan cinta lintas budaya. [Bentang, Novel, Komedi, Indonesia]

The Carpetbaggers of Kabul and Other American-Afghan Entanglements

Author: Jennifer L. Fluri,Rachel Lehr

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820350338

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 9283


The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by United States and coalition forces was followed by a flood of aid and development dollars and “experts” representing well over two thousand organizations—each with separate policy initiatives, geopolitical agendas, and socioeconomic interests. This book examines the everyday actions of people associated with this international effort, with a special emphasis on small players: individuals and groups who charted alternative paths outside the existing networks of aid and development. This focus highlights the complexities, complications, and contradictions at the intersection of the everyday and the geopolitical, showing how dominant geopolitical narratives influence daily life in places like Afghanistan—and what happens when the goals of aid workersor the needs of aid recipients do not fit the narrative. Specifically, this book examines the use of gender, “need,” and grief as drivers for both common and exceptional responses to geopolitical interventions.Throughout this work, Jennifer L. Fluri and Rachel Lehr describe intimate encounters at a microscale to complicate and dispute the ways in which Afghans and their country have been imagined, described, fetishized, politicized, vilified, and rescued. The authors identify the ways in which Afghan men and women have been narrowly categorized as perpetrators and victims, respectively. They discuss several projects to show how gender and grief became forms of currency that were exchanged for different social, economic, and political opportunities. Such entanglements suggest the power and influence of the United States while illustrating the ways in which individuals and groups have attempted to chart alternative avenues of interaction, intervention, and interpretation.

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519231

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1827


THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING NOVEL 'If you love The Kite Runner you'll love The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul' LOOK MAGAZINE In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together . . . SUNNY, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her café and customers safe. YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets. CANDACE, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afghan lover, the enigmatic Wakil. ISABEL, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life. And HALAJAN, the sixty-year-old den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules. As these five women discover there is more to each other than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will change their lives forever. Because even in a place rife with conflict, love, friendship and hope will always survive . . . The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul is the heart-warming and life-affirming fiction sensation that captured the hearts of readers across the globe. ___ PRAISE FOR DEBORAH RODRIGUEZ: 'Deborah Rodriguez is brilliant at transporting her readers to far flung destinations' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'If you love The Kite Runner you'll love The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. This compelling story of a cafe in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there, is full of heart and intelligence' LOOK MAGAZINE 'A brilliant story of strength and appreciation of difference that restores belief in humanity' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'An eye-opening and uplifting tale about sisterhood and survival' GRAZIA 'A heart-warming tale about female friendships' COSMOPOLITAN 'Captivating and addictive. The perfect book club read' TAKE A BREAK

Women's Writing and Muslim Societies

Author: Sharif Gemie

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708325416

Category: Religion

Page: 181

View: 7570


Women’s Writing and Muslim Societies looks at the rise in works concerning Muslim societies by both western and Muslim women – from pioneering female travellers like Freya Stark and Edith Wharton in the early twentieth century, whose accounts of the Orient were usually playful and humorous, to the present day and such works as Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran and Betty Mahmoody’s Not Without My Daughter, which present a radically different view of Muslim Societies marked by fear, hostility and even disgust. The author, Sharif Gemie, also considers a new range of female Muslim writers whose works suggest a variety of other perspectives that speak of difficult journeys, the problems of integration, identity crises and the changing nature of Muslim cultures; in the process, this volume examines varied journeys across cultural, political and religious borders, discussing the problems faced by female travellers, the problems of trans-cultural romances and the difficulties of constructing dialogue between enemy camps.

Gendering Counterinsurgency

Author: Synne L. Dyvik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317438396

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 8001


This book analyses the various ways counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is gendered. The book examines the US led war in Afghanistan from 2001 onwards, including the invasion, the population-centric counterinsurgency operations and the efforts to train a new Afghan military charged with securing the country when the US and NATO withdrew their combat forces in 2014. Through an analysis of key counterinsurgency texts and military memoirs, the book explores how gender and counterinsurgency are co-constitutive in numerous ways. It discusses the multiple military masculinities that counterinsurgency relies on, the discourse of ‘cultural sensitivity’, and the deployment of Female Engagement Teams (FETs). Gendering Counterinsurgency demonstrates how population-centric counterinsurgency doctrine and practice can be captured within a gendered dynamic of ‘killing and caring’ – reliant on physical violence, albeit mediated through ‘armed social work’. This simultaneously contradictory and complementary dynamic cannot be understood without recognising how the legitimation and the practice of this war relied on multiple gendered embodied performances of masculinities and femininities. Developing the concept of ‘embodied performativity’ this book shows how the clues to understanding counterinsurgency, as well as gendering war more broadly are found in war’s everyday gendered manifestations. This book will be of much interest to students of counterinsurgency warfare, gender politics, governmentality, biopolitics, critical war studies, and critical security studies in general.

A Cup of Friendship

Author: Deborah Rodriguez

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345524365

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3478


From the author of the “bighearted . . . inspiring” (Vogue) memoir Kabul Beauty School comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Afghanistan, and the men and women who meet there—thrown together by circumstance, bonded by secrets, and united in an extraordinary friendship. After hard luck and some bad choices, Sunny has finally found a place to call home—it just happens to be in the middle of a war zone. The thirty-eight-year-old American’s pride and joy is the Kabul Coffee House, where she brings hospitality to the expatriates, misfits, missionaries, and mercenaries who stroll through its doors. She’s especially grateful that the busy days allow her to forget Tommy, the love of her life, who left her in pursuit of money and adventure. Working alongside Sunny is the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her ultratraditional son—who, unbeknownst to her, is facing his own religious doubts. Into the café come Isabel, a British journalist on the trail of a risky story; Jack, who left his family back home in Michigan to earn “danger pay” as a consultant; and Candace, a wealthy and well-connected American whose desire to help threatens to cloud her judgment. When Yazmina, a young Afghan from a remote village, is kidnapped and left on a city street pregnant and alone, Sunny welcomes her into the café and gives her a home—but Yazmina hides a secret that could put all their lives in jeopardy. As this group of men and women discover that there’s more to one another than meets the eye, they’ll form an unlikely friendship that will change not only their own lives but the lives of an entire country. Brimming with Deborah Rodriguez’s remarkable gift for depicting the nuances of life in Kabul, and filled with vibrant characters that readers will truly care about, A Cup of Friendship is the best kind of fiction—full of heart yet smart and thought-provoking. From the Hardcover edition.