Die Manuskript-Kultur in Timbuktu – The Key Piece (Documentary Series)

13 October 2015

The Key Piece, the fourth instalment in the Gerda Henkel Foundation documentary series focussing on the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project, has been released and is available for online viewing.

Abschreiben, langsam lesen und sich selbst laut vorlesen - diese Methoden wendet Dr. Shamil an, um die Manuskripte aus Timbuktu zu verstehen und sie in ihrem kulturhistorischen Kontext zu begreifen. So, wie den Brief eines unbekannten Sammlers der Manuskripte von 1945, mit dem sich Dr. Shamil Jeppie besonders gerne beschäftigt. Wer war der leidenschaftliche Manuskriptsammler und auf welche Texte bezieht sich der Brief? Durch intensive Textarbeit entschlüsselt sich ein weiterer indigener Zugang zur Geschichte Afrikas.

To view the episodes in the series, please click here. Please note: all episodes can be viewed in English, by clicking ‘EN’ directly below the video, on the right. Enjoy!

  • Comments: 0


  1. Amany Mokhtar’s avatar
    Amany Mokhtar 14/10/2015 #

    Working on the Timbouctou manuscripts has been a fascinating dream to me. Great work what dr. Shamil is doing!
    I am an Egyptian translator for more than 25 years now,a freelance articles writer,and a Muslim woman; i would love to be of any use to your wonderful project, would love to visit your institution! Thanks for your great and precious efforts. Amany

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