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Author Hammer, Joshua, 1957- author.

Title The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts / Joshua Hammer.

Published New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  025.82096623 HAMM    AVAILABLE
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Physical description 278 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Map on front set of lining-papers; Islamic manuscript reproduction on back set of lining-papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.
Subject Centre de documentation et de recherches "Ahmed Baba."
Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- Mali -- Tombouctou.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Mali -- Tombouctou.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Mali.
Islamic learning and scholarship -- Mali -- Tombouctou.
Librarians -- Mali -- Tombouctou.
Mali -- History -- Tuareg Rebellion, 2012- -- Destruction and pillage.
Variant Title Badass librarians of Timbuktu
ISBN 9781476777405