The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Written By Joshua Hammer
The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 19 April 2016
  • ISBN : 1476777403
  • Pages : 278 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 180 reviews
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The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
  • Author : Joshua Hammer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Total pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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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....

The Arts and Crafts of Literacy

The Arts and Crafts of Literacy
  • Author : Andrea Brigaglia,Mauro Nobili
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2017-09-25
  • Total pages : 377
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : During the last two decades, the (re-)discovery of thousands of manuscripts in different regions of sub-Saharan Africa has questioned the long-standing approach of Africa as a continent only characterized by orality and legitimately assigned to the continent the status of a civilization of written literacy. However, most of the ...

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Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal
  • Author : Laura L. Cochrane
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Total pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal explores the historical, religious, cultural and economic contexts of Islam in Senegal through the narrative first-hand accounts of people’s everyday lives. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author over a period of seven years, the result is a critical look at Senegal’...

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Heritage Justice
  • Author : Charlotte Joy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : Heritage Justice explores how far past wrongs can be remedied through compensatory mechanisms involving material culture. The Element goes beyond a critique of global heritage brokers such as UNESCO, the ICC and museums as redundant, Eurocentric and elitist to explore why these institutions have become the focus for debates about ...

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The Politics of Knowledge
  • Author : Richard K. Laird
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-05-03
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : This book restores the credibility of politics with the basics of human behavior and social science. It does this by discussing how to retain the positive relationship between learnability and livability....

Terrorism 2013 2015

Terrorism  2013  2015
  • Author : Edward Mickolus
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-08-08
  • Total pages : 572
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : This second comprehensive chronology of international terrorist attacks covers three eventful years during which the Islamic State supplanted al-Qaeda as the most active, well-financed and well-armed terrorist group worldwide. Domestic and international incidents around the globe are covered, outlining several trends and exploding a number of media myths. The author ...

Caravans of Gold Fragments in Time

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  • Author : Kathleen Bickford Berzock
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : Issued in conjunction with the exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time, held January 26, 2019-June 23, 2019, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois....

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Black Leopard  Red Wolf
  • Author : Marlon James
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post "A fantasy ...

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  • Author : Hsain Ilahiane
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Berbers contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics....

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The Written World
  • Author : Martin Puchner
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : The story of literature in sixteen acts—from Homer to Harry Potter, including The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, The Communist Manifesto, and how they shaped world history In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the how ...

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  • Author : Lesley Cowling,Carolyn Hamilton
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : 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 ...

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016
  • Author : Sid Holt,The American Society of Magazine Editors
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe. Selections include Paul Ford's ambitious "What Is Code?" (Bloomberg Businessweek), an innovative explanation of how programming works, and "The Really Big One," by Kathryn Schulz (The New Yorker), ...

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  • Author : James J. Hentz,Hussein Solomon
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : The primary objective of this book is to understand the nature of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram’s goal of an Islamic Caliphate, starting in the Borno State in the North East that will eventually cover the areas of the former Kanem-Borno Empire, is a rejection ...

The Storied City

The Storied City
  • Author : Charlie English
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : “Timbuktu is a real place, and Charlie English will fuel your wanderlust with true descriptions of the fabled city’s past, present, and future.” –Fodor’s Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover” one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a ...

Disaster Volunteers

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  • Author : Brenda D. Phillips
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2020-02-03
  • Total pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1476777403
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Summary : Disaster Volunteers: Recruiting and Managing People Who Want to Help provides readers with information on why people volunteer, the benefits gained by volunteers and recipients, and how to leverage such good will. Learning lessons from a variety of past disasters, readers will gain realistic insights into the challenges of disaster ...