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Daily Life In Ancient And Modern Timbuktu

Author : Larry Brook
ISBN : 0822532158
Genre : History
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Examines the history of the city of Timbuktu, or Tombouctou, from its time as a camping site for nomadic Tuaregs through its prominence in the sixteenth century to the current decline it faces.
Category: History

Social History Of Timbuktu

Author : Elias N. Saad
ISBN : 9780521246033
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1983, this book deals with the precolonial history of the Islamic West African city of Timbuktu. The book traces the fortunes of this fabled city from its origins in the twelfth century, and more especially from around 1400 onwards, to the French conquest in the late nineteenth century. The study rests upon a comprehensive utilisation of the Timbuktu sources, including the well-known chronicles or tarikhs of Timbuktu. The author focuses on the role of scholars and, in so doing, he provides a fresh study of a learned community in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, the study shows that the scholars occupied a position of leadership and authority in the social structure of the city. Hence, in providing fuller understanding of the role of scholars and their status as 'notables', the work makes it possible to understand the enigma which has surrounded this extraordinary city throughout its history. It contributes an important perspective for historians of Africa, the Middle East and Islam.
Category: History

Timbuktu And The Songhay Empire

Author : John O. Hunwick
ISBN : 9004128220
Genre : Social Science
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The principal text translated in this volume is the "Ta'rikh Al-sudan" of the 17th-century Timbuktu scholar, 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sadi. The other documents include an English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa and some letters relating to Sa'dian diplomacy.
Category: Social Science

To Timbuktu For A Haircut

Author : Rick Antonson
ISBN : 9781459710511
Genre : Travel
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With the fabled city of Timbuktu as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. The second edition of this important book outlines the volatile political situations in Timbuktu following the spring 2012 military coup in Mali and the subsequent capture of the city by Islamic extremists.
Category: Travel

Timbuktu

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 9780571264865
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Mr Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable novel. Bones is the sidekick of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant but troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn. Together they sally forth across America to Baltimore, Maryland, on one last great adventure, searching for Willy's old teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who used to know him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs Swanson still alive? And if not, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu? 'In this brilliant novel, Auster writes with economy, precision and the quirky pathos of noir, addressing the pernicious ubiquity of American consumerism, the nature of love and the core riddles of ontology. Above all, though, this is the affecting tale of a special dog's place in the universe of humans and in the fleeting life of a special man.' Publishers Weekly
Category: Fiction

To Timbuktu And Beyond

Author : David L. Marshall with Ted T. Cable
ISBN : 9781449708078
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is not merely a history or a biography, but a testimony of how the hand of Lord used me with all of my failures to his glory. After more than 60 years of missionary service and seeing the hand of God work miracle after miracle, I am excited to share with you His mighty works that I witnessed while serving Him in Timbuktu and beyond. This book conveys the exciting adventures and wonderful joy of serving the Lord. I trust that through this book you will be encouraged in your service to God wherever that might be whether in Kalamazoo or Timbuktu.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Timbuktu Timbuktu

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ISBN : 1919931066
Genre : Fiction
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Timbuktu, Timbuktu contains the winning and short listed stories from the Caine Prize for African Writing 2001. Bringing together writers from Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia and Tunisia, this collection is a showcase of African talent. It follows the publication in 2001 of the first Caine Prize anthology, Tenderfoots, which contained the winning and short listed stories of 2000.
Category: Fiction

Hacking Timbuktu

Author : Stephen Davies
ISBN : 054750599X
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Danny is a freelance IT specialist—that is, a hacker. He and his pal Omar are both skilled at parkour, or freerunning, a discipline designed to enable practitioners to travel between any two points regardless of obstacles. This is fortunate, because they're off on an adventure that's filled with obstacles, from locked doors to gangs of hostile pursuers. Together they follow a cryptic clue, find a missing map, figure out how to get to Timbuktu without buying a plane ticket, and join the life-and-death treasure hunt, exchanging wisecracks and solving the puzzle one step at a time.An exotic setting and gripping suspense, as well as an absorbing introduction to parkour, make this thriller a genuine page-turner.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Timbuktu Chronicles

Author : Anthony Nana Kwamu
ISBN : 1449091385
Genre : Fiction
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Timbuktu, Mali Empire 1310 AD. Famine sweeps the empire. A raw-breed and a dark wizard conspire to control mankind. Horrible evil matures, soon to be unleashed. Two mysterious orbs are all that separate mankind from this fate. Chosen to find the orbs is skilled swordsman, Commander Gyvan Drabo, who wants simply to wed the woman of his dreams. But he is not alone. In order to succeed, he must learn to trust the girl, Aida, the most powerful of all eeidsand resolve the deadly conflict growing between them. Time is the enemy. Each moment they tarry the evil grows stronger. Deadly assassins stalk them. Pray-devils hunger for human flesh. And Gyvan discovers a terrible secret about the Dark Widow that torments his future. Will Aidas untested magical powers see them through? Or will her own secret doom mankind for all eternity?
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From Babylon To Timbuktu

Author : Rudolph R. Windsor
ISBN : 9781463411299
Genre : Social Science
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Until comparatively recent times, knowledge that black Africa was the seat of highly evolved civilizations and cultures during a time when Europe stagnated was limited to a small group of scholars. That great empires such as Ghana, and later, Mali flourished for centuries while Europe slept through its dark ages almost has been ignored by historians. Thousands of years before that, as Rudolph R. Windsor notes in this enlightening book, civilizations began with the black races of Africa and Asia, including the Hebrews, who in Biblical times were jet black. Then, western Europe had no nations as such, and its stone age inhabitants had but the crudest tools and lived in caves.Because of the scarce literature on the contributions of blacks to world civilizations, most people today hold the erroneous opinion that the black races have little real history. It was not known, for instance, that the ancient Hebrews, Mesopotamians, Phoenicians, and Egyptians were black. Now, a growing body of literature is presenting the illustrious history of the blacks and their enormous contributions.This carefully researched book is a significant addition to this vital field of knowledge. It sets forth in fascinating detail the history, from earliest recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Windsor's discussion of Islamic civilization and the movement of the black Hebrew to all parts of Africa is edifying and absorbing. Readers, regardless to race, will find this factual story of a noble heritage a valuable enrichment to their knowledge of world history.
Category: Social Science