Timbuktu librarians duped Al Qaeda to save books | New Republic

A year ago I heard that the Tuaregs (nomads in the middle of the Sahara) had revolted, seized the eastern half of Mali, and renamed it Azawad. That by itself was only a problem for the Malian government, but not long after that, Al Qaeda took over the rebel movement. Then a few months ago I heard that the terrorists had burned the books of Timbuktu, some of which are almost a thousand years old. Now here is a heartwarming story about how the people of Timbuktu worked together to save most of the manuscripts.

Timbuktu librarians duped Al Qaeda to save books | New Republic.

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