Qais Akbar Omar

Qais Akbar Omar appears in the following:

"We've Lived Tragedy for 35 Years": Performing a Shakespearean Comedy in Kabul

Friday, April 22, 2016

The staging of Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labors Lost in Kabul as a celebration of hope and a form of therapy.

Qais Akbar Omar on Growing Up in Kabul

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Qais Akbar Omar talks about growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan, in his memoir A Fort of Nine Towers , which reveals the richness and suffering of life in that country. When he was a child, Kabul was a city of gardens where he flew kites while his family drank tea, it was a time of telling stories, reciting poetry, selling carpets. Then civil war exploded, and his family fled, taking shelter in an old fort. As the Mujahedin war devolved into Taliban rule, Omar learned about quiet resistance, and opened a secret carpet factory to provide work for neighborhood girls.


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