Monthly Archives: January 2013

Timbuktu Manuscripts: Civil War and the Documents of Civilization

  “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism” Walter Benjamin Today I received an update on the status of the Ahmad Baba library in Timbuktu following news that it might have been torched … Continue reading

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