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MCC Evening Book Club 7:00-8:30 pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
RiverWest Social Room
401 1st St. S.
Join us to discuss A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family’s Story by Qais Akbar Omar. 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 moving recollection of these events―a story of daily hardships, relieved by moments of joy and immense beauty.
The MCC Evening Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of every other month. Upcoming gatherings are on July 2, September 3 and November 5.