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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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Were We Really So Innocent? Americans in Paris in the 1920s with Brooke Blower

Brooke Blower, Professor of History at BU’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses her recent book about Americans in Paris in the 1920s, titled Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars. In the book, she challenges Americans’ notion of ourselves as “innocents abroad” and describes a much more nuanced reality.

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