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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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Landscape of the Dispossessed: Reading and Conversation with Herta Müller

4:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012
6:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Elizabeth Amrien
Herta Müller is the 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. She was born in 1953 in a German-speaking town in Banat, Romania, where her parents were members of the German-speaking minority. Her early works depict village life and the repression its residents face. Her later novels, including “The Land of Green Plums” and “The Appointment,” approach allegory in their graphic portrayals of the brutality suffered by modest people living under totalitarianism. Moderated by founding and senior editors of AGNI, Askold Melnyczuk, author of The House of Widows and other novels, and William Pierce, also an author. In cooperation with the Goethe Institut Boston and the literary journal AGNI. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.