Rage and Reason: The Absurdity of Reality09-11-2022
A few weeks ago I wrote about Wyatt Mason’s reflections on the Afghan American writer Jamil Jan Kochai and his new book The Haunting of Hajji Hotak. Mason argues that Kochai is a reliable guide to the absurdity of reality.
The absurd incursions of the real into the intelligent life of the imagination are central to the Afghan American writer Jamil Jan Kochai’s fiction, a small body of work that has been charting a path not merely to how one might write about his native country, but also to how fiction might perform a reckoning with the idiotic now.
I’m thrilled now that Jamil Jan Kochai will be joining us to speak at the Hannah Arendt Center’s Rage and Reason conference on October 13 and 14th. Register here.