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The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu

Aminatta Forna tells the story of legendary Timbuktu and its long-hidden legacy of hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts. With its university founded around the same time as Oxford, Timbuktu is proof that the reading and writing of books have long been as important to Africans as to Europeans.

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59 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Jun 2018 01:55


Role Contributor
PresenterAminatta Forna
ProducerRichard Trayler-Smith
Executive ProducerAdrian Davies