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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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Javier Cercas, Round Table Discussion

5:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012
Photonics Center, 9th floor
Contact Name:
Christopher Eldrett
Round table discussion with writer Javier Cercas, one of the most prominent contemporary voices of European literature. Professors Luis Fernández Cifuentes (Harvard University) and Marta Villar (Boston University) will participate in the conversation. Using as a jumping off point the celebrated novel, Soldados de Salamina, the participants will discuss the book, along with film, historic memory, and the current cultural situation of Spain…etc.