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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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Telling the Whole Story: Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5:30 pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014
640 Commonwealth Ave
Boston University and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will convene a panel of journalists, public health experts, artists, and activists to discuss the challenges to accurate, nuanced reporting on Congo. The two-day presentation begins at 5:30 p.m., February 27th in room 209 at BU’s College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Ave with a screening of “Seeds of Hope,” Fiona Lloyd-Davies’ film on one woman’s mission to help Congolese rape victims rebuild their lives. Q & A session with the filmmaker will follow.