Explore our collection of resources on book history in Africa. Learn about the work of the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project. Follow our regular updates from the field.
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Monday, 17 January 2022
Susana Molins Lliteras, Publication of "Iconic Archive: Timbuktu and its manuscripts in public discourse"

Susana Molins Lliteras has recently published a chapter entitled "Iconic Archive: Timbuktu and its manuscripts in public discourse" as part of the edited collection Babel Unbound: Rage, reason and rethinking public life, edited by Lesley Cowling and Carolyn Hamilton (Wits University Press, 2020). An excerpt of her chapter was also published by the Daily Maverick.

Publication Date:
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 16:00
Shamil Jeppie, Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2020/21)
Prof Shamil Jeppie has received the prestigious Fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin for 2020-2021. His project for the duration of the Fellowship is called, "Timbuktu as Archive: Writing, Copying, Collecting."


Publication Date:
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 15:45
Launch of H-Islam In Africa’s Book Review Platform

From our friends at the Islam in Africa Studies Group (IASG):

We are happy to announce the launch of H-IslamInAfrica’s book review platform. Working in conjunction with H-Net Reviews, we aim to build a corpus of reviews of the latest literature, media, and events dealing with themes and questions pertinent to the study of Islam in Africa. All reviews will be posted to the H-Net Commons and the H-Reviews listserv, and are therefore available to a broad readership.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Feb 2018 - 10:15
Turkish Library
Turkish Garbage Collectors Open Library Full of Discarded Books

Turkish garbage collectors in the country’s capital city of Ankara have opened a public library that is full of books that were originally destined to be put into landfill. The workers began collecting discarded books and opened the new library in the Çankaya district of Ankara. News of the library has spread and now people have begun donating books directly to the library, rather than throwing them away. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 14:00