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Writing Inspired by Chibok, US Election Art

Art inspired by this year's US election and a return home to Russia for a lost choral work.

Playwright Theresa Ikoko and poet Titilope Sonuga discuss why they’ve both drawn on the story of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria in their work, and what they think art can achieve in the face of tragedy.

Also in the programme, art critic Ben Davis reports on why Donald Trump has become a source of inspiration for artists this election cycle, and a long-lost choral work is being staged in Russia nearly 100 years after it was smuggled out of the country. We find out why an American choir will be performing it.

With Tina Daheley.

(Photo: Yvette Boakye in a scene from the play Girls Credit: Creative Nation)

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