For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
Several hundred people, mostly children, have already died of starvation and famine-related disease this year in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and part of Kenya. A panel talks about why famine has struck this region again and why western industrial countries are again facing the criticism that they responded to a predictable crisis too slowly.
- Catherine Bertini executive director of the World Food Programme of the United Nations
- Edmond Keller director of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA
- Berhane Gebre-Christos Ethiopian ambassador to the U.S.
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