Why the chroniclers of Timbuktu

Timbuktu. The ancient city in the sand. The intellectual center of a vast area. People from far and wide travelled to the city, to study within its walls, to study the many books in the libraries. It has known its upheavals, even in recent times. The city has a fascinating history. Read a bit about it here.

Nomadic herders and a camel caravan on the road to Timbuktu.


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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