The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post).

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands… (more)

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The Islamists accidentally drew worldwide attention to Timbuktu’s literary heritage, and enabled the first full accounting of its ­magnificence.

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu provides irrefutable evidence that culture and learning in Africa were far more advanced than in Europe by the 16th century when Timbuktu flourished as a center of learning.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 19, 2016)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781476777405

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 8 MB

Language: English


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