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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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A reading by Julie Otsuka

8:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing department and Ploughshares present Julie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor Was Divine and The Buddha in the Attic. Otsuka is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Asian American Literary Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Free and open to the public.