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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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African Studies Center Receives Over $2 Million in Federal Funding

October 4th, 2010

The African Studies Center (ASC) recently received renewed US Department of Education (DoE) Title VI funding to support African language education and area studies. The ASC received a $1,092,000 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grant to provide scholarships for students of African languages, including for the first time three annual fellowships for undergraduates. The ASC was also named a National Resources Center for African studies and received $1,085,244 to support curriculum development, community outreach, and research.

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