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Qais Akbar Omar (whose first name pronounced “Kice”) is the author of A Fort of Nine Towers, published in more than twenty countries. A Fort of Nine Towers, is a 2014 finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award.

For the 2012 anthology, That Mad Game: Growing up in a War Zone, Omar contributed the lead essay, A Talib In Love. He has written Op-Eds for The New York Times.

Omar was born in 1982 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has a BA in journalism from Kabul University. He has studied business at Brandeis University. He has an MFA in creative writing from Boston University. Currently he is a fellow at Harvard University. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado.

Omar has lectured on Afghan carpets in Afghanistan, Europe, and th...more


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“I have long carried this load of griefs in the cage of my heart. Now I have given them to you. I hope you are strong enough to hold them.”
Qais Akbar Omar, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story

“In the time before the fighting, before the rockets, before the warlords and their false promises, before the sudden disappearance of so many people we knew to graves or foreign lands, before the Taliban and their madness, before the smell of death hung daily in the air and the ground was soaked in blood, we lived well.”
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“O amor faz os velhos sentirem-se jovens e faz os jovens sentirem-se crianças.”
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