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Road to Timbuktu

 

Start here:  PBS > Wonders

 

"Nomads By Choice" 

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/nomads/nomad_1.htm)


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

(http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/tuareg.htm)

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

(http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/199506/the.islamic.legacy.of.timbuktu.htm)

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

(http://anthropology.rice.edu/mali-interactive/mali/index.html)

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)