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99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai

99 Nights in Logar

Jamil Jan Kochai

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781408898420

Laconic, sharp and playful, 99 Nights in Logar is a stunning coming-of-age novel and a portrait of Afghanistan like no other, from an unforgettable new voice Me and Gul and Zia and Dawoud out on the roads of Logar, together, for the first time, hoping to get Budabash back home before nightfall.

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5 stars out of 5
Mohammed Hanif
21 Mar 2019

"It’s something more than well crafted; it’s phenomenal."

In his debut novel, 25-year-old Jamil Jan Kochai, who was born in Pakistan and grew up in the US, has written a book that tells the story of those being hunted. It’s something more than well crafted; it’s phenomenal. ...Kochai’s book has a big heart. He works on a vast canvas, cramming cousins of cousins into every scene and making them distinctive. Women and young girls may be covered in burqas, but they have fully developed personalities. He has a keen eye for class distinctions between the families, and evolving relationships. The fabled Afghan code of honour and strict religiosity is laid to rest here, as some pray, some don’t and some pretend to...