"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.”
A panel talks about Qatar, a tiny Persian Gulf state with a U.S. military base and command center that is also being talked about as a possible base of operations for a U.S. assault on Iraq.
- Mohammed Bamyeh visiting associate professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University
- Amb. Patrick Theros former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar and president of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council
- Dr. Phebe Marr senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of "A Modern History of Iraq" (Westview Press 1991)
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