Institutional Critique: The Mamma Haïdara Library in Timbuktu, Mali

April 10th, 2011 Comments Off on Institutional Critique: The Mamma Haïdara Library in Timbuktu, Mali

Institutional Critique: The Mamma Haïdara Library, Timbuktu, Mali

by Christopher Bentley

This essay critiques the post-colonial library through a case study of the Mamma Haïdara Library in Timbuktu. The library, in north-central Mali, is an internationally funded storage and research facility for Islamic manuscripts of north and west African origin.

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