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The Bamana Empire by the Niger: Kingdom, Jihad and Colonization 1712-1920
by Sundiata A. Djata

Ancient West African Kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, & Songhai (Understanding People in the Past)
by Mary Quigley (Library Binding)

Bogolan: Shaping Culture through Cloth in Contemporary Mali
by Victoria L. Rovine
Book Description In this beautifully illustrated book, Victoria L. Rovine explores the revival of a traditional African textiles known variously as bogolanfini, bogolan, or mudcloth. Over the last decade, artists of the West African nation of Mali have adapted this cloth, featuring black- or brown-and-white geometric patterns, to create a variety of new wares, including intricately detailed paintings, elaborate high-fashion clothing, and a wide range of other products aimed at both domestic and foreign consumers.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press; (November 1, )

Dogon : Africa's People of the Cliffs
by Stephenie Hollyman (Photographer), Walter E. A. Van Beek
Collaboration between an anthropologist and a photographer on the cliff-dwellers of Mali, a tribe with a fascinating cosmology.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810943735;

Democracy and Development in Mali
by R. James Bingen, John M. Staatz, David Robinson
Paperback from Michigan State Univ Pr

The Empire of Mali (African Civilizations)
by Carol Thompson
Reading level: Ages 9-12
History of Mali: Western Sudan from the Origins to 1909
by Ousmane A. Macalou
Paperback from Vantage Press

In Griot Time: An American Guitarist in Mali
by Banning Eyre
Paperback from Temple Univ Press

Mansa Musa
by Khephra Burns
When a stranger in a sky blue robe appears in the 14th century Malian village of Kaba Kangaba, young Kankan Musa is spellbound. He joins the other villagers in an evening of stories and celebration... only to have the spell broken by the arrival of slave raiders who seize Kankan and carry him off to the desert. Here begins our hero's story: is he destined to be a slave for life? Or will this be the launch of a journey to self-discovery and maturity? 

Khephra Burns's exquisitely told account of one of the greatest kings of Mali is based solidly in fact, although the details of his boyhood are imagined. Partnered with the rich, breathtaking illustrations by two-time Caldecott Medalists, Leo and Diane Dillon (Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears and Ashanti to Zulu), this beautifully formatted picture book will capture the imagination and fascination of children everywhere. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter -

Mansa Musa: The Golden King of Ancient Mali
by Akbarall Thobhani

Mali in Pictures (Visual Geography Series)
by Thomas O'Toole, Department Of Geogr Lerner Publications (Editor)

Negotiating Development: African Farmers and Colonial Experts at the Office Du Niger, 1920-1960 (Social History of Africa)
by Monica M. Van Beusekom

Mali Blues: Traveling to an African Beat

The Peoples of the Middle Niger: The Island of Gold (Peoples of Africa)
by Roderick James McIntosh
Listed under Niger

Playing With Time : Art and Performance in Central Mali (Traditional Arts of Africa)

People Are Not the Same: Leprosy and Identity in Twentieth-Century Mali (Social History of Africa Series)
by Eric Silla
Paperback from Heinemann
The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhay : Life in Medieval Africa
by Pat McKissack, Fredrick L. McKissack, Patricia C. McKissack
Listed under Ghana

Sundiata : An Epic of Old Mali (Longman African Classics)
by Djibril Tamsir Niane, G. D. Pickett

Sundiata : Lion King of Mali
by David Wisniewski (Author)
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire: Al-Sa`Di's Ta'Rikh Al-Sudan Down to 1613 and Other Contemporary Documents (Islamic History and Civilization. Studies and Texts, V. 27)
by John O. Hunwick, Abd Al-Rahman Ibn '. Sa'di, Obad A. Saodei
Hardcover from Brill Academic Publishers


Two Worlds of Cotton: Colonialism and the Regional Economy in the French Soudan, 1800-1946
by Richard L. Roberts
Hardcover from Stanford Univ Pr

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Waiting for Rain: Life and Development in Mali, West Africa
by Lewis W. Lucke
Paperback from Christopher Pub House
A Wind in Africa : A Story of Modern Medicine in Mali

Mali : Crossroads of Africa
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