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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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Nuba Mountain Crisis Symposium

Starts:
6:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013
Ends:
9:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013
Location:
School of Management Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Avenue
This program focuses on the ongoing human rights crisis in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile in Sudan, areas that border on South Sudan, whose population has been targeted for the past 18 months by the Sudanese government. Presenters include Herbert Hirsch, Virginia Commonwealth University; Hanibal Travis, Florida International University; John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell University; Dr. Tom Catena, Mother of Mercy Hospital, Sudan; Samuel Totten, University of Arkansas