The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer | LJ Review

Hammer, an experienced journalist who knows Mali and its historic city of ­Timbuktu well, interweaves three astonishing stories, reflecting both the vulnerability and strength of a rich Islamic culture in West Africa.

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A smartly provocative dissection of the entertainment business, a haunting meditation on memory and loss, Oscar nominee Timbuktu for best foreign film is leisurely paced but accessible, White God is doggone good.

Next Stop: Timbuktu | September 1, 2013

Recent titles on Timbuktu from the September 1, 2013 issue.