Sudan's extraordinary artistic revival
5 November 2013 Last updated at 19:55 GMT
Sudan's many civil wars have given the country a tragic reputation around the world yet there is much more to the country than conflict and misery.
To give just one example, in recent years there has been a surge in art and photographic exhibitions in the capital, Khartoum.
BBC Africa's reporter James Copnall went to a new show to find out more.
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