Book Club: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Location: Orangevale
Date: April 27, 2019
Type: Reading/Writing,Social/Clubs
Every month we'll pick a novel or a non-fiction title to read and discuss. Join us for a great book conversation and make new friends! This month we'll be reading "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" by Joshua Hammer. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world’s patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door.  Pick up a copy starting Mar 23.