Fostering the Arts in Post-Gaddafi Libya

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Poet Khaled Mattawa was born in Benghazi, Libya but has been in the United States since he was 15. Through the years, he maintained close contact with his homeland, especially the artists who opposed Libya's longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Mattawa just returned from a visit to Tripoli and talks to Lisa Mullins about his hopes for a resurgence of the arts and artistic freedom in post-Gaddafi Libya.

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