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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 + Director Talk: Arjun & Alison

6:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2013
8:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2013
Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Room 206
The Center for the Study of Europe is thrilled to welcome Sid Sharma for the US premier of Arjun & Alison. A revenge thriller written by Andy Conway, directed by Sid Sharma. Bad place, bad time, bad blood … When their best friend is the victim of a racist murder on a Birmingham campus, Alison, a feisty American student, and Arjun, an Indian who obsessively films everything, plot their revenge on Gordon, the rising star of the university’s controversial “English Society.” Arjun & Alison is a gritty new revenge thriller that tackles racism on all sides and takes no prisoners. Co-sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council and the Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University