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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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Nepal at a Crossroads: Peace or Armed Conflict?

7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue
Join Amnesty International at Boston University for a special event with featured speakers Jitman Basnet, human rights lawyer and journalist, and Katherine Hughes- Fraitekh, Executive Director of Peace Brigades International USA. Basnet survived kidnapping and torture at the hands of Maoists and Nepal Army for his human rights activism. With the protection of PBI and international support, he continued to work for justice in Nepal even under threat. Learn about the methods, strategies, and tactics used to protect human rights activists in conflict zones around the world, and get a general overview of the work of PBI and Amnesty International. More information can be found on the PBI website: If you are driving and would like a complimentary parking pass, please contact by Monday, April 22.