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The Arab as “white foreigner” – the contested heritage of Timbuktu

Manuscripts of Timbuktu
[caption id="attachment_382" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="A Treasure of Timbuktu"][/caption] The legendary city of Timbuktu - a center for trade and learning for centuries and is the home of the oldest library south of the Sahara. Now, African and Saudi donors are joined in a contest to reframe the cultural heritage of a continent: No one in…