The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu BBC4 documentary shows Aminatta Forna‘s journey to Timbuktu in Mali, to research the deep literature and manuscripts. The history of Timbuktu over the centuries shows the importance of scholarship and the power of knowledge. This is not a history which is commonly known. This programme shows a side of African history which is sadly not shown through much of the mainstream media. Take some time to understand the beauty of African history.
All history is up for interpretation and there is only so much we can learn in school. The power to research and gain knowledge on a personal level is is up to the individual, so take the time to do so as it allows ones mind to grow.