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Deborah Rodriguez - The ​Kabul Beauty School
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.

Deborah Rodriguez - A ​kabuli szépségszalon
2001-ben ​Deborah Rodriguez Afganisztánba utazott egy segélyszervezet egyedüli fodrászaként, a helyi diplomata feleségek nagy örömére. Hamar megszerettette magát a kabuli nőkkel, és páratlan ötlete támadt, hogyan tudna segíteni a sokszor szolgasorban vergődő "nővérein", akiket a férfi uralta afgán társadalom kivetett magából. A leghíresebb szépségipari cégek adományaiból létrehozta a Kabul Szépségiskolát, ahová a fiatal lányokat vett fel, hogy megtanítsa őket a festés, melírozás, sminkelés mikéntjére és valódi foglalkozást adjon a kezükbe. A lelkes tanítványok könnyen kiöntötték szívüket Debbie-nek, aki életre szóló barátokat szerzett: a menyasszonyt, aki a nászéjszakáján szüzességet "hazudott", a tizenkét éves kislányt, akit a család adósság fejében adott el, vagy a tálib feleséget, aki a verések ellenére is folytatta a tanulást. Debbie is erőt merített e nők példájából, hogy elhagyja bántalmazó férjét, és újrakezdje életét egy afgán férfi második feleségeként, a szépítés, a barátság és a szabadság nevében.

Deborah Rodriguez - The ​Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
After ​hard luck and heartbreak, Sunny finally finds a place to call home--in the middle of an Afghanistan war zone. There, the thirty-eight-year-old serves up her American hospitality to the expats who patronize her coffee shop, including a British journalist, a "danger pay" consultant, and a wealthy and well-connected woman. True to her name, Sunny also bonds with people whose language and landscape are unfamiliar to most Westerners, but whose hearts and souls are very much like our own: the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her ultratraditional son; and Yazmina, a young Afghan villager with a secret that could put everyone's life in jeopardy. In this gorgeous first novel, "New York Times" bestselling author Deborah Rodriguez paints a stirring portrait of a faraway place where--even in the fog of political and social conflict--friendship, passion, and hope still exist.After hard luck and heartbreak, Sunny finally finds a place to call home--in the middle of an Afghanistan war zone. There, the thirty-eight-year-old serves up her American hospitality to the expats who patronize her coffee shop, including a British journalist, a "danger pay" consultant, and a wealthy and well-connected woman. True to her name, Sunny also bonds with people whose language and landscape are unfamiliar to most Westerners, but whose hearts and souls are very much like our own: the maternal Halajan, who vividly recalls the days before the Taliban and now must hide a modern romance from her ultratraditional son; and Yazmina, a young Afghan villager with a secret that could put everyone's life in jeopardy. In this gorgeous first novel, "New York Times" bestselling author Deborah Rodriguez paints a stirring portrait of a faraway place where--even in the fog of political and social conflict--friendship, passion, and hope still exist.

Deborah Rodriguez - A ​Cup of Friendship
Sunny ​is an energetic American living in Kabul; her pride and joy is the coffee shop she runs for expats, whose stories filter through her daily life. When Yazmina, a young woman from a remote village, is kidnapped, then left on a city street pregnant and alone, Sunny gives her a home - but all Yazmina wants is to find a way to rescue her sister from the same fate. Into the coffee shop, and Yazminašs and Sunnyšs lives, comes Candace, a wealthy American who uses her connections to make a difference in the womenšs circumstances, then ends up needing help herself; Isabel, a determined journalist with a secret that might keep her from the biggest story of her life; and Halajan, the den mother, whose long-hidden love affair breaks all the rules - and threatens to turn her own son against her. As these women gather and discover that therešs more to one another than meets the eye, theyšll form a bond that will change not only their own lives but the lives of an entire community.

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