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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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Empowering the Forgotten: Malala Yousafzai Girls' Secondary School Fundraiser

Starts:
6:30 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ends:
8:30 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012
Location:
MetCalf Auditorium (775 Commonwealth Ave. 2nd Floor)
URL:
http://www.mishaalbu.org/MalalaYousafzaiFundraiser
Mishaal is hosting a campaign that will culminate in an event! All proceeds will benefit the NGO Hoshyar, which builds schools for girls in Pakistan. The event will feature dance and vocal performances, by South Asian groups as well as other talented BU student groups. Prior to the show, attendees are invited to participate in a raffle and silent auction for goods and handmade tribal carpets from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province South Asian appetizers will also be available. You may purchase raffle tickets ($3 each) at the performance!