700,000 Ancient African Books Have Survived In Mali’s Timbuktu University

Not until recently did most commentators on African literary history believe that African societies had any form of writing tradition. Since the rediscovery of ancient manuscript collections, with some dating back to at least the 8th century AD, this perception has gradually lost popularity.

Source: 700,000 Ancient African Books Have Survived In Mali’s Timbuktu University

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