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Emel: The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution

The singer explains how she feels about her permanent association with the Arab Spring

Tunisian singer Emel has been called ‘the voice of the Tunisian Revolution’. As she releases her new album she talks to Tina about what this tag has meant to her and why she wants to use her new music to move beyond the clichés associated with her region.

Nigerian novelist Ayobami Adebayo has just been nominated for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. She explores the way women’s hair communicates meaning in Yoruba culture.

As new Wolverine film Logan is cut by 14 minutes for release in China, culture critic Vivienne Chow describes how the country's censorship laws are impacting creativity.

We get a tour of Jamaica’s capital Kingston to find out how the political graffiti that has decorated the walls since the 1970s is being replaced by a more positive image of the city’s cultural heritage.

With Tina Daheley

(Photo: Tunisian singer Emel Credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/GettyImages)

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27 minutes

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  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 09:32GMT
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 12:32GMT
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 19:06GMT
  • Sun 12 Mar 2017 05:32GMT
  • Sun 12 Mar 2017 10:06GMT

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