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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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AGNI 40th Aniversary Celebration and 76th Issue Launch

Starts:
7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Ends:
10:00 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Location:
Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, (Green Line B, Pleasant St.)
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/agni/news-events.html
Contact Name:
William Pierce
AGNI celebrates its fortieth anniversary and seventy-sixth issue with readings by: Sigrid Nunez, author of six novels and a new memoir of Susan Sontag; winner of a Whiting Writers' Award and a former finalist for the PEN/Hemingway. Carol Ann Davis, author of the poetry collections Atlas Hour and Psalm. Jeffrey Mehlman, essayist and critic; outhor of the memoir Adventures in the French Trade. Jill McDonough, author of three poetry collections and a former Witter Bynner Fellow at the Library of Congress. Free and open to the public.