Beyond Timbuktu

An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa
by Ousmane Oumar Kane
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Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: June 07, 2016

ISBN: 9780674969353

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Yet it was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Africa. Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day and corrects lingering misconceptions about Africa’s Muslim heritage and its influence.