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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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Film Screening: Rafting to Bombay

6:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013
8:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013
Boston University College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 101
The Center for the Study of Asia presents Rafting to Bombay – Irez Laufer’s moving film about his father’s return to his childhood home in India, where his family found refuge after escaping from Nazi-occupied Poland. The screening takes place as part of Boston’s South Asian Film Festival with sponsorship from the South Asian Arts Council and the Consul General of Israel in Boston. Introductions by Amit Dixit, South Asian Arts Council, and Abhisheka, Head of the Hindi-Urdu Language Program at Boston University.