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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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"Winnie Mandela” Film Screening and Discussion

Starts:
6:00 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2012
Location:
Life Science and Engineering Building , 24 Cummington St. Room LSE B01 ( Lower Level)
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/afam/events/winnie-screening/
Contact Name:
Deirdre James
Following the film, Anne-Marie du Preez Bezdrob, Author of Winnie Mandela: A Life will lead a discussion about Winnie Mandela’s development as a prominent political leader, her role in the formation and establishment of a democratic South Africa in 1994 and thereafter. Co-sponsored by African Studies Center, Dept. of History, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies