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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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Global Conversation: Political Islam in Mali and Somalia - Is Al Qaeda at Work in Africa?

12:00 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
1:30 pm on Friday, November 16, 2012
The BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road
A Global Conversation on Political Islam in Mali and Somalia - Is Al Qaeda at Work in Africa? A panel discussion with Pardee Visiting Research Fellow Laura Ann Twagira, African Studies Center Visiting Researcher, and Michael Woldemariam, Assistant Professor of International Relations. Lunch available at 12 PM; discussion will begin at 12:30 PM. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to by Friday, November 9. This event is brought to you by Global Programs and the African Studies Center, as part of International Education Week, a university-wide celebration of BU's global engagement.