Jamil Jan Kochai reads his story “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak,” from the November 8, 2021, issue of the magazine. Kochai was a Truman Capote Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first novel, “99 Nights in Logar,” was published in 2019, and a story collection, “The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories,” will come out next year.
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