"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.”
Political turmoil and ethnic violence has erupted across Kenya in the wake of last week’s disputed presidential election. We’ll look at what happened and international efforts to resolve the situation there.
- Alex Perry Africa Bureau Chief for Time magazine
- Shari Bryan Shari Byran is a Senior Associate at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) where she has directed the Institute's democratic development programs in Southern and East Africa (SEA) since 2001.
- Chris Hennemeyer Africa Regional Director for IFES (formerly the International Foundation for Election Systems), an election assistance organization.
- Howard Wolpe Director, Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Director, Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Also served seven terms in Congress and was chairman on the House Subcommittee on Africa.
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