Photograph by Aida Muluneh of an African woman, her face painted white face and being held by three hands, painted red
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Re-interpreting Dante's Divine Comedy Africa-style

Dante's Divine Comedy is a masterpiece of European literature.

Written 700 years ago for a Catholic, mainly Italian audience, the epic poem is still widely read today.

Now it has been re-imagined by 40 of Africa's leading contemporary artists. Their travelling exhibition has just arrived in Washington at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

Jane O'Brien reports.

Filmed by Markus Zeffler. Edited by Bill McKenna

  • 17 Apr 2015
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