Jamil Jan Kochai

Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his first book is titled “99 Nights in Logar”

Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his first book is titled  “99 Nights in Logar”

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After 17 years, the U.S. is trying to negotiate its way out of Afghanistan. One partner in the search for peace is the Taliban, once an enemy in the “War on Terror.”

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