"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
You probably haven’t heard of Martin Macwan, but he’s attracted global attention and acclaim for his work on behalf of more than 160 million people who are the Dalit, or "untouchables" of India. They are on the lowest rung of India’s caste system and have been abused and even murdered with impunity for centuries. Martin Macwan joins Diane to talk about his award-winning work to end what he calls India’s apartheid.
- Martin Macwan founder of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, the human rights campaign for India's "untouchables"
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