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  • A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story

    One of the rare memoirs of Afghanistan to have been written by an Afghan, A Fort of Nine Towers reveals the richness and suffering of life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with our own.For the young Qais Akbar Omar, Kabul was a city of gardens where he flew kites from his grandfather's roof with his cousin Wakeel while their parents, uncles, and aunts drank tea around a cloth spread in the grass. It was a time of telling stories, reciting poetry, selling carpets, and arranging marriages.Then civil war exploded. Their neighborhood found itself on the front line of a conflict that grew more savage by the day.With rockets fa...
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  • By Qais Akbar Omar A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story (Reprint)


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  • A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar (2014-03-13)


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  • A Fort of Nine Towers Australia/New Zealan edition by Omar, Qais Akbar (2013) Paperback


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  • La fortalesa de les nou torres (Clàssica) (Catalan Edition)

    Una brillant memòria de com ha estat crèixer en una família afganesa durant la guerra civil i en temps de talibans. No només ens parla dels horrors de la guerra, ens parla també d'una infància feliç mentre el protagonista, un nen de 8 anys, feia volar estels, jugava amb els seus cosins i compartía picnics amb la seva gran família sobre la gespa de bonics jardins. Un contrast entre les coses terribles que passen durant una guerra barrejats amb moments d'intensa alegria i bellesa. Un viatge per fugir on Qais descobrirà la bellesa oculta de teixir alfombres, el negoci del seu pare. El teixit d'alfombres és l'obra de la seva vida i me...
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  • A Fort of Nine Towers : An Afghan Family Story

    A young Afghan man's searing and redemptive memoir of his family and country. Omar survived imprisonment and opened a secret carpet factory to provide work for girls who were forbidden to go to leave their homes. Inflected with folktales, steeped in poetry, this book is a life-affirming
    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    Twenty-three years ago—after the Soviets left and before the Taliban came to power—Kabul was a garden where seven-year-old Qais Akbar Omar flew kites from the roof of his grandfather's house. Then came the hollow sounds of rocket fire as the Mujahedin, self-proclaimed holy warriors, took over Afghanistan, and the country erupted in civil war. Omar's family fled, leaving everything behind to take shelter in an old fort. But after a narrow escape from death, his father decided that the family must leave the country.Yet the journey proved more difficult than anticipated, and in this stunning coming-of-age memoir, Omar offers a

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    • Rating: 4.3

  • The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

    Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when FitzGerald published a free adapation of this Persian poetry. As a result, The Rubaiyat became one of the best-known and most often quoted English
    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    In the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by Professor Cedric Watts.Here is Edward FitzGerald's original translation of the Rubáiyát, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyám. FitzGerald's distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement.It has inspired composers, rock groups, artists and film-makers. As rendered by FitzGerald, the Rubáiyát remains a seductively

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  • Akbar the Great Mogul, 1542-1605

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute
    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute

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  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Fiction, Classics

    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    A ruba'i is a two-line stanza with two parts (or hemistichs) per line, hence the word rubáiyát (derived from the Arabic language root for "four"), meaning "quatrains"."A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou . . ." is one of the most famous poetic lines ever written. One of the great achievements of poetry, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, was written in Persian in the 11th century. Omar Khayyam was a consummate philosopher and astronomer whose work extended far beyond the Rubaiyat, but it is this work that survives today, a testament to the power and grace of

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  • The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam

    Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality. His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as
    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality. His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning

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    • Rating: 4.7

  • The Writer's Block: A Video Q&A with Qais Akbar Omar

    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    In this edition of The Writer’s Block, Qais Akbar Omar talks about writing his memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers.
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    The World: A Fort of Nine Towers Excerpt

    Qais Akbar Omar A Fort Of Nine Towers
    Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar has written a new memoir about his tumultuous youth in Afghanistan. It's called A Fort of Nine Towers. Omar reads an excerpt from his memoir from The World's studio i...
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    Christophe Boulierac and Qais Akbar Omar discuss children in war zones

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    A recent report by UNICEF found that an estimated 15 million children are caught up in violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukrain...
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