The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

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In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert farmers. His goal was to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door.The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, he organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. This real-life thriller is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty and imagination of their culture. It is also the story of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.
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Centre de documentation et de recherches "Ahmed Baba."
Cultural property -- Protection -- Mali
Islamic learning and scholarship -- Mali -- Tombouctou
Librarians -- Mali -- Tombouctou
Libraries -- Destruction and pillage -- Mali -- Tombouctou
Mali -- History -- Tuareg Rebellion, 2012- -- Destruction and pillage
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Mali -- Tombouctou
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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts / Joshua Hammer
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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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Cultural property
Destruction and pillage
History
Islamic learning and scholarship
Librarians
Libraries
Manuscripts, Arabic
Nonfiction
Protection

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