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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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Religion at the Smithsonian

Starts:
5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Location:
CAS 200
The next lecture in our year-long series on American Material Culture will be on Tuesday January 29, 5:30pm in CAS 200, when Stephen Prothero, Professor of Religion at Boston University, will present Religion at the Smithsonian. In this talk, Prof. Prothero will recount his recent contributions to the Smithsonian’s Immigration/Migration Initiative entitled Americans All, including his work on the National Museum of American History’s forthcoming exhibition Routes/Roots, about immigration, migration and settlements in U.S. history .The event will be followed by a reception with food and drinks.