In the last year, I have posted several times about the profoundly dismaying events in Timbuktu.
Last July, Islamist extremists destroyed Muslim World Heritage Sites in Timbuktu; then, in late January, the rebels torched one of the city’s central libraries, one of the greatest archives of medieval Islamic manuscripts in the world.
I included the above video in one of those previous posts. Now, the creator of the blog/project 333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship Under Threat has set up a Kickstarter page to help get published a photobook of photos she took during a 10-month stay in Timbuktu courtesy of Fulbright.
Too few people know of the historical, cultural, greatness of both Islamic and African culture, and I think a book like this could be a wonderful step, and a wonderful tool, towards rectifying that.