The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasures

‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Books of the Year ‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity... ...

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu  The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasures

‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Books of the Year ‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity... [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu: The Quest for this Storied City and the Race to Save Its Treasures
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Charlie English
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-04 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Books of the Year ‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity... [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS
The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu [large Print]
Language: en
Pages: 479
Authors: Charlie English
Categories: Cultural property
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologised places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Charlie English
Categories: Tombouctou (Mali)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. To
Timbuktu: A Ladybird Expert Book
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: Gus Caseley-Hayford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-22 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. Learn about Timbuktu, in this clear and authoritative introduction to the place considered to be one of the most important trading cities of the medieval world. Written by curator and cultural historian Gus Casely-Hayford, this book delves into the rise of the largest
Babel Unbound
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lesley Cowling, Carolyn Hamilton
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

In this timely, original and sophisticated collection, writers from the Global South demonstrate that forms of publicness are multiple, mobile and varied The notion that societies mediate issues through certain kinds of engagement is at the heart of imaginings of democracy and often centers on the ideal of the public