The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu
The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts By Hammer, Joshua Book - 2016

Giving the Mahgreb, in particular Mali, during waves of invasions by forces hostile or at the very least a volatile threat to the accumulated knowledge of centuries of written accounts of astrology, astronomy, mathematics, health, medicine, and all the stuff of life at the intersections of different forms of Islam and local tribal traditions.

It draws attention to the passion and importance that knowledge has for us in identifying ourselves in and to the world. In our world of mass-produced paperbacks and e-books, it is a refreshing reminder of what we lost when we forget, and our knowledge is assaulted.

Puts the OPL into a clearer context.


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