Timbuktu Manuscripts


  • Aug 30 2010 1:01 PM

    John Garrett


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In this Webcast, from the Library of Congress, Abdel Kader Haidara, the curator of the Mamma Haidara Memorial Library in Timbuktu, Mali, presents a lecture related to and illustrative of the exhibit "Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu." Once believed to be based solely on oral tradition, African culture has also been passed down through a rich literary tradition as evidenced by the existence of these manuscripts. This resource can be used for content-area reading and interdisciplinary projects. Less

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Electives, History-Social Science, Literary Analysis, Writing Strategies


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