The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Beyond
May 26, 2020 10:00 AM - May 26, 2020 11:30 AM

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To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this 2017 “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post) from the author of The Falcon ThiefJoin Berlin-based author Joshua Hammer in a moderated conversation with Amb. Vicki Huddleston about his fascinating book, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. We’ll extend the conversation into topics related to Mali and West Africa more broadly. Joshua Hammer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. He has written for The New York Times MagazineGQSmithsonianThe AtlanticThe New YorkerNational Geographic, and Outside.

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