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.
Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe joins Diane to discuss African literature and how it’s been influenced by Western culture. In his new book he reflects on how European colonization affected his own childhood and education, and on how imperialism’s traces are still felt throughout the African continent.
- Chinua Achebe Nigerian novelist
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