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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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Elie Wiesel in conversation with Alan Dershowitz

7:00 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014
8:30 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014
George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall at 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Elie Wiesel returns to BU for a public conversation with Alan Dershowitz. Free and open to the public. Tickets not required. For security purposes, all bags are subject to inspection on entry. Sign language interpreters will be available. No seating in Metcalf Hall once the program begins. Overflow seating is available. Please Note: Limited University parking is available for a fee of $10. Please go to the Warren Towers Garage (Lot K) located at 700 Commonwealth Avenue or the Granby Lot (Lot N) located at 665 Commonwealth Avenue and inform the parking attendant that you are attending Professor Wiesel’s lecture. By MBTA: “Boston University Central” stop on the B Train of the Green Line No food or beverages are permitted in Metcalf Hall. For further information, call 617-353-2238.