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The race for Timbuktu

in search of Africa"s city of gold

by Frank T. Kryza

  • 335 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Ecco in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tombouctou (Mali),
  • Africa, West,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Laing, Alexander Gordon,
    • Explorers -- Africa, West -- Biography,
    • Travelers -- Africa, West -- Biography,
    • Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Tombouctou (Mali) -- History -- 19th century,
    • Africa, West -- Discovery and exploration

    • Edition Notes

      StatementFrank T. Kryza.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT551.9.T55 K79 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3425871M
      ISBN 100060560649
      LC Control Number2005049491

      The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold. Author. Kryza, Frank T. Publisher. Harper Perennial. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through. The autobiography of New Zealand's most significant writerNew Zealand's preeminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraordinary novelist and poet to .

      The inviromnent at timbuktu books shop is amazing. One of my fond memories of cape Town is the book shop,the lovely people in the book shop and it's lay r reason I loved timbuktu book shop was the variety of books they sell was aamzing. Timbuktu Manuscripts (or Tombouctou Manuscripts) is a blanket term for the large number of historically important manuscripts that have been preserved for centuries in private households in Timbuktu, collections include manuscripts about art, medicine, philosophy, and science, as well as copies of the number of manuscripts in the collections has been .

      Frank T. Kryza has spent eleven years in Africa and himself traveled much of the territory described in The Race for of The Power of Light, he is a twenty-year veteran of the energy industry and a former Connecticut newspaper . The sources of Timbuktu’s vitality—the connections to travel and trade that once made it a meeting place for West Africans and a haven for writ­ing and learning—have been destroyed, and Hammer’s book, to its great credit, makes us see what a loss that is. New York Review of Books. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu.


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I read the e-book version, and like nearly every e-book there are errors in the grammar, and s:   The "race" to Timbuktu he describes seems more a storytelling device than a matter of historical fact, and he does a good deal of hemming and hawing before finally bringing Laing onto center stage, but these narrative shortcomings can be forgiven.

Kryza's excellent book on the early 19th-century European expeditions to reach Timbuktu and /5(6). In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers––and fortune hunters––than the lost city of Timbuktu.

Africa's legendary City of Gold, not visited by Europeans since the Middle Ages, held the promise of. Timbuktu (/ ˌ t ɪ m b ʌ k ˈ t uː /) (French: Tombouctou; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu) is a city in Mali, situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the Niger town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of had a population of 54, in the census.

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Foreign academics and book restorers have arrived in Timbuktu, providing expertise, money and materials to rescue the manuscripts before it is too late.

Improperly stored for. Timbuktu, in the heart of what is now Mali, “is an insignificant place, a village that festers, foul-smelling and intractable.” So writes old Africa hand Kryza, a onetime reporter and editor for the New Haven Journal-Courier, who ambitiously sets out to follow the traces of 19th-century British travelers seeking the town’s whereabouts.

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