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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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The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya

Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion

Livy’s Political Philosophy: Power and Personality in Early Rome

Hesiod’s Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities

Religious Education and the Challenge of Pluralism

Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts

The Invisible Satirist: Juvenal and Second-Century Rome

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