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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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Tournées Film Festival: A Cat in Paris

6:30 pm on Friday, November 9, 2012
BU Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Room 206
Join us for the Third Annual Tournées Film Festival at Boston University! As always, the Festival will screen five recent French films, free of charge, to the Boston community. Schedule: Wednesday, November 7, Romantics Anonymous (Les Émotifs anonymes); Friday, November 9, A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat); Monday, November 12, The Princess of Montpensier (La Princesse de Montpensier); Thursday, November 15, The Women on the 6th Floor (Les Femmes du 6ème étage); Friday, November 16, The Artist (L'Artiste), Presented by the Department of Romance Studies, Boston University Study Abroad, and the French Graduate Student Organization. View official trailer: