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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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Irish Voices: A Reading and Conversation with Colm Tóibín

6:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013
7:30 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013
Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 206
Colm Tóibín, celebrated Irish novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and, most recently, poet in conversation with Christopher Ricks, William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. This event takes place as part of our “European Voices” series – an ongoing series of conversations with artists and writers, activists and intellectuals exploring questions at the intersection of politics and culture. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at Boston University, and the literary journal AGNI. Funded in part by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. Free and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.