RARE Manuscripts on View at Castle
Timbuktu Script & Scholarship. At the Iziko Castle of Good Hope from Friday. melvyn Minnaar reviews.
That weathered expression about the ultimate travel adventure, "from here to Timbuktu", takes on significant historical poignancy with the opening, on Friday, of an unusual exhibition at the Cape's oldest fortification, the Castle of Good Hope.
It will also mark a special connection between South Africa and Mali, and the remarkable legacy of high learning in Africa.
It is indeed very far from the Cape to Timbuktu in that distant desert country, but the exhibition Timbuktu Script & Scholarship will bring to southern Africa, for the first time, some 40 …
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Publication information: Article title: RARE Manuscripts on View at Castle. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Cape Times (South Africa). Publication date: August 5, 2008. Page number: 8. © 2009 Independent News & Media PLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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