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"Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan" provides a narrative historical overview of Mali, Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland before the modern era (precolonial), a hyperlinked glossary with pronunciation helps, and self-tests on the history of these regions.The text is also accompanied by the work of photographer Lucy Johnson. This site is intended only as an introduction to the history of Sudanic Africa, and does not aim to be comprehensive. [according to site editor's information] ... [supplemented]
In 2012, under threat from fundamentalist rebels, a team of archivists, librarians, and couriers evacuated an irreplaceable trove of ancient manuscripts from Timbuktu at great personal risk. T160k was formed in the wake of that effort and the subsequent crowdfunding campaign to preserve the manuscripts in their new environment. Now they are expanding this effort to artistic and cultural projects throughout Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
This website mainly offers fulltexts or tables of content of books (often from well known publishers). Also see for the tab "Bibliothèque" for more fulltexts. It is not quite clear how the digital versions of the books were produced (by typewriting or by scanning and OCR software?). [editors ilissAfrica]
This website was created by Tim Spalding, the inventor of LibraryThing. It offers a broad collection of links to online resources on Soundiata Keita, Mansa Musa, the Kingdom of Mali and other historical data from this region. You will further find some material on the controversy around this topic, as well as some material for teachers.
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