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12/09/2012

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 September 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day. Presented by Mark Coles.

On today's programme: African-American crime writer Attica Locke (pictured) talks about her latest novel. We ask whether there has been any sign of a resurgence of arts and culture in Somalia and Nosheen Abbas reports on the Pakistani truck art which is now inspiring fashion designers in Karachi.

Chapters

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  • Attica Locke

    African-American writer Attica Locke talks about her latest novel The Cutting Season, set on an old plantation in the deep South where the dark history of slavery hangs heavily over the present day.

  • Somali Culture

    The first time since 1991 Somalia has chosen a new leader from inside the country. But has there been any sign of a resurgence of arts and culture in Somalia?

  • Pakistani truck art on the catwalk

    For decades Pakistani truck drivers have been painting their trucks and lorries with colourful artwork. Nosheen Abbas reports on how this art is now inspiring fashion designers in Karachi.

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