A Somali-born author and activist says a reformation of Islam is needed to address extremism and mistreatment of women. Diane and guests discuss the ongoing debate over the roots of Islamic extremism and the role of women in the Muslim world.
Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of a Norwegian novel that has been lauded for its universal relevance. It is the story of a man who has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on a fateful childhood summer.
- Erik Hoftun chairman of a Norwegian video game company.
- Jeffry Frank author of four novels and co-author of a translation of “The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen” from Danish to English. previously a senior editor at The New Yorker and deputy editor of the Outlook section at the Washington Post.
- Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
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