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West Africa




Road to Timbuktu


Start here:  http://www.pbs.org/wonders/fr_e5.htm


"Nomads By Choice" 


In this fascinating essay for the Washington Post, Journalist Stephen Buckley tells of the uncertain and dangerous life of modern Tuareg nomads in Mali.


The Life of the Tuaregs


Explore this extraordinarily detailed online book about the history and culture behind the Tuareg nomads of the Sahara, in English and in French.


The Islamic Legacy of Timbuktu


In his online essay, Tahir Shah discusses the cultural effects the Islamic conquerors of the past had on the remote but wealthy city of Timbuktu.


Mali Interactive


Photos, geographical information, and teaching resources can be found at this colorful site on Mali and its archaeological wonders.


Other useful websites:

TIMBUKTU  (http://www.mrdowling.com/609-timbuktu.html)

TIMBUKTU EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION  (http://www.timbuktufoundation.org/)

ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPTS FROM MALI  (http://international.loc.gov/intldl/malihtml/islam.html)