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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?
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.
The book traces the impact of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution on the cultures of England, the United States, and other nations. It also examines the reactions of Darwin’s contemporaries to his theory and to him as a person.