Wednesday May 1, 2019 7:00 pm
The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
“This is, simply, a fantastic story, one that has been beautifully told by Josh Hammer, who knows and loves Mali like some farmers know their back forty. At a time of unprecedented cultural destruction taking place across the Muslim world, Abdel Kader Haidara, the savior of Timbuktu’s ancient manuscripts and this book’s main character, is a true hero. If you are feeling despair about the fate of the world, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is a must-read, and a welcome shot in the arm.” (Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad)
The South Berwick Public Library book group meets the first Wednesday of every month and alternates between fiction and nonfiction selections. Copies of this month’s selection are available at the library for anyone who wants to join us. If we run out of copies you can order one through the MILS catalog to be delivered to South Berwick or ask us to do this for you.