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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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The sciences are often thought to be the main source of innovation, but arguably one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of the twentieth century was made in the humanities – the invention of the sex/gender distinction. When Simone de Beauvoir wrote “One is not born, but becomes a woman,” she coined the idea that […] Read More