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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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Misora Hibari + Popular Music of Cold War Japan

5:00 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2013
7:00 pm on Thursday, April 11, 2013
KCB Room. 101 565 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA
A lecture by Michael Bourdaghs (Prof. in Modern Japanese Lit. at the University of Chicago). Misora Hibari (1937-1989) was Cold War Japan's most important and influential popular singer. In his book Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon:A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop (2012), Bourdaghs explores Hibiri's performances between American pop imitation and Japanese influences. Sushi reception to follow