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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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Reception, Talk, Book Signing and Dinner with Dr. Toshi Yoshihara

6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Algonquin Club of Boston, 217 Commonwealth Avenue
Dr. Toshi Yoshihara of the US Naval War College will speak on The Future of Maritime Security in the Pacific, buffet dinner and book signing for Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S Maritime Strategy; a collaborative event with World Boston and the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia. To RSVP, please register at