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Kabul Beauty School

Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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Afghanistan has long been in upheaval and women there have historically faced brutal oppression. In 2002, Deborah Rodriguez sought to change that...with a comb, some scissors and little hair gel. Rodriguez helped found and direct a beauty school in Kabul, a project that brought economic independence to scores of Afghan women. She tells her story and their story in her book, Kabul Beauty School. Before she makes her appearance at Joseph Beth booksellers, we'll talk with her Tuesday morning at 9.

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Arts and Culture, Community/Human Interest, Ethics/Religion, Terrorism

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Deborah Rodriguez, author, teacher, hair stylist.

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Read the New York Times review and NYT coverage of the challenge to Rodriguez's account, and a response from Rodriguez's co-author Kristin Ohlson.
Hear NPR coverage of the continuing struggles of Rodriguez's students.

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