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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.
Thanksgiving is a traditional time to take stock of what we have to be grateful for. With this note I want to urge us to embrace gratitude, hope, and commitment to create a better world. Read More