Qais Akbar Omar is coauthor of A Night in the Emperor's Garden, which has been dramatized by BBC Radio. He has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, the Sunday Times, the Globe and Mail, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. In 2014-15 Omar was a Scholars at Risk Fellow at Harvard University.
Twenty-three years ago-after the Soviets left and before the Taliban came to power-Kabul was a garden where seven-year-old Qais Akbar Omar flew kites from the roof of his grandfather's house. Then came the hollow sounds of rocket fire as the Mujahedin, se... SEE MORE