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Published on Jan 30, 2011
The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu 1 of 5 - BBC Travel Documentary, recorded 17.04.2010
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.