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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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French Caribbeans in Africa: Diasporic Connections and Colonial Administration, 1880-1939

5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
African American Studies Program Building 138 Mountfort Street, Brookline
Professor Veronique Helenon is a faculty member of the Africana Studies Department at UMass-Boston. Her field is African Diaspora History with a special emphasis on the French speaking African Diaspora. Her research also looks at the Caribbean as well as colonialism and French Hip-Hop. She graduated from the EHESS (School of Higher Education in Social Sciences) in Paris, France with a Ph.D. in History. She was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship in Africana Studies at NYU.