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Caine Prize, Ivo van Hove, Female desire

Ivo van Hove on staging Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead at MIF, Lisa Taddeo on three women's sex lives and Shahidha Bari meets the 2019 Caine Prize-winner for African Writing.

The Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove on staging Ayn Rand's ideas in The Fountainhead. 'The theme of my novel', said Ayn Rand, 'is the struggle between individualism and collectivism, not in the political arena but in the human soul. Plus Shahidha Bari meets Lesley Nneka Arimah, the winner of the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing and looks at sex lives on screen and in print. How much do women share and how quickly do ideas about shame and acceptance come into play? Zoe Strimpel researches dating and sexual relationships and Lisa Taddeo has spent eight years finding and tracking Three Women prepared to speak frankly about their desires.

The Fountainhead runs at MIF July 10th - 13th performed by Ivo van Hove's Internationaal Theater Amsterdam ensemble.

You can read all the stories shortlisted for the Caine Prize here http://caineprize.com/ and hear interviews with past winners on Free Thinking https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b89ssp
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040rr3n
Louise Egbunike looks at Afrofuturism in this Radio 3 Sunday Feature https://bbc.in/2LkSmR9

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is out now.

Irenosen Okojie's film on Black Joy is here https://bbc.in/2Nx5IeY
Free Thinking on Consent https://bbc.in/2XCH5St
Free Thinking on Women, relationships and the law https://bbc.in/2C3svH1

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

Image Credit: Juliette Harvey

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