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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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Object Lessons and American Material Culture - Sarah Carter

5:30 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
7:30 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
CAS Room 200
Contact Name:
George Schwartz
Please mark your calendars for the next event in the American and New England Studies Program Material Culture Lecture Series. Sarah Carter of Harvard University will present "Object Lessons and American Material Culture", exploring the explicit ways material things—objects and pictures—were used to reason about moral issues, the differences between reality and representation, race, citizenship, and capitalism in the nineteenth-century United States. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in CAS 200 and will be followed by a reception with food and drinks. For further information please contact: The American Conversations Series is supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities.