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Mbira Music, Women's Workplace Rights, Unmasking of Elena Ferrante

October 4th, 2016

Episode 707 of 985 episodes

Anna Mudeka on her passion for the traditional Mbira instrument and why she's bringing the music of her ancestors from her native Zimbabwe to different audiences in the UK. How will Theresa May's Great Repeal Bill to convert EU law into British legislation affect women's workplace rights? Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union law at the University of Cambridge joins Jane. Journalist Deborah Orr on her reaction to the apparent unmasking of the anonymous Italian writer Elena Ferrante, author of Neapolitan series of novels. Julie Burchill made her name as a fearless and controversial newspaper columnist. We asked her to write a series on the subject of overrated virtues and underrated vices. This week she describes the pleasure of sloth. Sheila Rowbotham has been described as the most underrated feminist of our time with books that have paved the way for feminist thought and scholarship in Britain. She talks about her new book, Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers, and Radicals in Britain and the United States. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Anne Peacock.

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