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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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DIWAN, a Spanish dance performance piece by Moisès Fernández Via

Starts:
7:00 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ends:
8:00 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2013
Location:
BU Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Ave.
URL:
http://www.bumc.bu.edu/oma/arts-outreach-initiative/
DIWAN, a dance performance piece by Moiss Fernndez Via, is a pilot experience in creative collaboration between artists and BMC patients, where participants will join on stage with Via, on piano, and acclaimed Spanish flamenco dancer Auxi Fernndez. The performance is a collaborative production of BMC’s Arts Outreach Initiative, CAS Romance Studies HISPANIC VOICES/VOCES HISPANICAS, and the College of Fine Arts. BMC’s Arts Outreach Initiative was conceived to support and honor the recovery of a selected group of patients from the Boston Medical Center’s Refugee Clinic, Cancer Center and department of Neurology.