Sudbury Library – Wednesday 15 April at 7:30pm
Mali’s Age of Empire:
Sundiata, Mansa Musa and Timbuktu (AD 1200-1500)
A talk by Professor Kevin Macdonald, University College London
SUDBURY 2 YANFOLILA
Linking Sudbury with a town in Mali for 2014/15 and learning about things we have in common
Many people may have heard of Timbuktu, but how many know where it is, or that it once formed part of the greatest of Africa’s indigenous Empires? Prof Kevin MacDonald (UCL) will speak about his 25+ years of researching the past of Mali and such characters as Sundiata Keita (Africa’s real Lion King) and Mansa Musa (named recently by the Independent as the richest man who ever lived). Within this African imperial narrative, MacDonald will consider the origins and destiny of Africa’s near mythic city of gold: Timbuktu.
Free entry but there will be a collection at the end to support work in Mali.
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