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.
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?
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.