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"Books gave birth to new books"

fyeahblackhistory: “ The Manuscripts of Timbuktu. For Centuries it was taught that Africa & Africans had no written history, literature or philosophy (claiming Egypt was other than African).

An examination of the careers of existentialist thinkers clarifies their philosophy and its influence.

‘At the Existentialist Café,’ by Sarah Bakewell

‘At the Existentialist Café,’ by Sarah Bakewell - The New York Times

poeticislam: “ Old Islamic manuscripts found in Timbuktu. Photograph by Brent Stirton ”

A selection of Timbuktu manuscripts belonging to a small family library. Includes a text with astrological diagrams (center)

Au Mali, les bibliothèques de Tombouctou abritent de superbes manuscrits anciens relatant des intrigues, des rivalités de pouvoir et l’histoire des caravanes qui traversent le pays

A diagram of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina is one of the treasures found among thousands of ancient manuscripts. Photo by Brent Stirton/National Geopgrahic, Timbuktu,

Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

le nom de la rose

The scriptorium and the library-labyrinth in The Name of the Rose

Je suis le maître de mon destin, Je suis le capitaine de mon âme.

World Famous People Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July His father was Chief H.

The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace

The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth laughing as she passes her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in uniform. This picture makes me smile every time I see it. ♥ hahaha so cute to laugh with the Queen Elizabeth.

Un niño se sienta en medio de las ruinas de una librería de Londres después de un ataque aéreo el 8 de octubre de 1940, la lectura de un libro titulado "La Historia de Londres".

A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop after an air raid on October reading a book titled “The History of London.

2 pages from a manuscript on parchment - Timbuktu.   Go to http://t160k.org/ for details on how You can help!

2 pages from a manuscript on parchment - Timbuktu. Go to http://t160k.org/ for details on how You can help!

A striking portrait of Chinua Achebe, the late #Nigerian writer. Read about his life here: http://zodml.org/v1qk

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author of the novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ which is the most widely read book in modern African Literature.

The Dead Sea Scrolls (300 BC – 68 AD) A column of the Copper Scroll found in Cave Three.

The Dead Sea Scrolls 300 BCE – 68 CE. A column of the Copper Scroll found in Cave Three.

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