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Islamic aid in a North Malian enclave

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is the result of a visit in 2006 to observe the work of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) in the Timbuktu region of Northern Mali, whose struggling economy was at that time benefiting from ... More


Globalisation, Cinéma-monde and the Work of Abderrahmane Sissako

Dayna Oscherwitz

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares and contrasts Abderrahmane Sissako’s better-known films with the English-language novels of the Afropolitanism movement, whose African-born characters all share a familiarity ... More


From Here to Timbuktu

Talissa J. Ford

in Radical Romantics: Prophets, Pirates, and the Space Beyond Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409421
eISBN:
9781474426794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409421.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Timbuktu was a site for both mystical and imperial projections, both the city of gold and the (always impossible) destination of European explorers. This chapter begins with the narrative of Robert ... More


Epilogue

in The World that is the Book Paul Auster's Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236870
eISBN:
9781846314469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses other works of Paul Auster, including the novels ‘Mr. Vertigo’ and ‘Timbuktu’ and the screenplay ‘Smoke’. It explains that ‘Timbuktu’ is a comic novel with allegorical ... More


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