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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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"South African Muslims and Democracy: Law, Religion and Identity," - Abdolkader Tayob

Starts:
3:00 pm on Monday, November 26, 2012
Location:
147 Bay State Road
Contact Name:
James Bezuk
Muslim political views are diverse and reflect the diversity of trends in South Africa, but there are two tendencies that stand out. On the one hand, ardent democrats support the Constitution without question; on the other hand, certain individuals and groups regard the Constitution as a rival authority to Islamic Law. The presentation will present these two contrasting responses, and relate them to democracy in South Africa, and the History of Islamic Politics. Presented by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations.