I have just finished reading a really fantastic book that has nothing to do with river restoration, but everything to do with the power of people and the strength of the human spirit. My friend Kylie gave me ‘the Dressmaker of Khair Khana’ by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon to read, and I could not put it down. It is the story of five sisters and their community’ Khair Khana’ when the Taliban take over Kabul, Afghanistan. The story provides you with insights into the day to day impact the Taliban had on women formerly used to freedom, and now restricted to wearing the chadri and confined to their homes.
I really recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the events of Afghanistan. It is a true story, and I learnt more about what has happened in Afghanistan through this book, than any of the news programs and bulletins that I have watched on television or via the internet. If you have an inspirational story you have read, let us know and you can blog and share that story with others.