Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Westborough: Afghan author to discuss acclaimed memoir at Westborough Library

November 18, 2013

| Free

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., will host author Qais Akbar Omar, author of “A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story,” at the library Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

The memoir has been widely praised in media reviews worldwide, including The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

In the book, Omar recounts his childhood in the 1990s after the retreat of the Soviet army and during the subsequent civil war and rule of the Taliban. He describes his family's courageous efforts to flee the fighting in Afghanistan and the terrifying encounters that they endure as they try to escape the violence. Yet, despite the war, he also showcases episodes of humor and the amazing kindness of the many people he and his family meet during their ordeal.

Omar is currently managing his family's carpet business in Kabul (he is a carpet weaver, as well as an author) and is working toward his MFA at Boston University.

The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.

For more information, call the library at 508-366-3050.

Details

Date:
November 18, 2013
Cost:
Free

Venue

Westborough Public Library
55 West Main St.
Westborough, MA 01581 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
508 366 3050

Recently Commented

  • tbsbet: am shocked to hear of Mr. Johnson’s passing. I had known him since a 1968 tournament at Taylor University...
  • Robbin W Miller: Please note the photo exhibit is now showing at Union Station from June 20th til July 15th in...
  • John Paul: Well, I would like to suggest you. You can hire a internet service by checking their online reviews. where...
  • Brigette Peterson: This is amazing! The Rock painting for Tiki was so heartwarming and see this sad life event in...
  • Kathy Kelly: A special dog for a special guy. Tiki lives on through Rich and facebook! <3