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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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With Shakespeare from Kabul to the Globe

5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
CAS 200
hosted by the Department of English and the Boston University Humanities Center. This lecture reports on the Dari-language ‘Afghan’ production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” (again with the Roy-E-Sabs Theatre Company) for the London Globe Theatre’s “Globe to Globe” International Festival in London, May 2012; the production also played in India, Germany and other sites in the UK. Corinne Jaber's acting credits include "The Mahabharata," directed by Peter Brook; Shakespeare's "Henry VIII," directed by Gregory Thompson (Royal Shakespeare Company); and "Frozen," by Bryony Lavery. She was awarded theMolière Prize in 2001 as Best Actress for "Une bête sur la lune." She has also directed "Sisters" by Fabrice Melquiot in Kabul and Paris.