Dr. Mohamed Diagayeté, PhD, is a senior researcher at Ahmad Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research in Timbuktu. He was heavily involved in the secret operation to move thousands of ancient Arabic manuscripts from Timbuktu to Bamako during the Islamist occupation of the Malian town in 2012. Join us to hear Dr. Diagayeté discuss his work as part of the book discussion for The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, a story describing the heroism of historians and archivists who worked to save these historical documents from destruction.
So the lecture from Dr. Diagayeté will start at 7:00 and the book discussion will happen at around 8 (give or take some question answer). Same time, same room, same awesome discussion. I hope to see you there!