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By Shamil Jeppie, Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Contradicting the popular thought that African background survived merely during the oral culture, this number of essays examines the wealthy legacy of written historical past at the continent, particularly in Timbuktu. It brings jointly articles written through a couple of prime overseas students from Europe, the U.S., and several other African nations, protecting a variety of components within the learn of Timbuktu, from archaeology and literature to the highbrow existence, libraries, and personal collections in Timbuktu and West Africa.

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