Timbuktu libraries in exile

Active for the next 21 days is this Indiegogo fundraiser aiming to preserve Timbuktu manuscripts:

The manuscripts have been saved from immediate destruction, but the danger is not over. A massive archival effort is needed to protect this immense global heritage from loss.

The site has a good deal of supporting information and a link to CNN coverage of the project.

See also this article on the collaboration between American Stephanie Diakité and Malian Abdel Kadel Haidara:

Yochi Dreazen 2013 “Mali: The Brazen Bibliophiles of Timbuktu” (April 29). Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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