- The Story of Africa from the BBC World Service
- The Achievements and Challenges of Mali
- Resources for Mali
- Official Embassy of the Republic of Mali
- Photographs by Huib Blom depicting art, architecture, people, and everyday life of Mali.
- The National Museum of Mali
- The Road to Timbuktu, the PBS Web site, has information and photographs about Mali.
- The Eliot Elisofon Archives, National Museum of African Art, contains 12,000 photographic images of Africa.
- African History (Stanford University)
- To Timbuktu – A Journey with Ibn Battuta
- Mali history
- River of Sand documentary film
Collapse – Why do Civilizations Fall? – Discusses the reasons for the rise and fall of the Mali and Songhai empires.
Sites in Mali
Old Towns of Djenné – UNESCO's report on historic Djenne.
- Places of Peace and Power: Djenne, Mali – Nice photos, and summary of Djenne when it was known as a center of Islamic learning and pilgramage.
- Timbuktu – UNESCO's report on Timbuktu.
- Dogon peoples – Good photos and summary of Dogon people and their religious beliefs.
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2800 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221-2466
- Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
- National Museum of African Art (weekdays)
Department of Education (weekdays)
Phone: 202-357-4600 ext. 221
General information for deaf and hearing-impaired persons (weekdays)
Books & Articles
- Adler, Philip. World Civilizations. Minneapolis: West Publishing Company, 1996.
- Anderson, Martha G. & Christine Mullen Kreamer. Wild Spirits Strong Medicine: African Art and the Wilderness. ed. Enid Schildkrout. New York: The Center for African Art, 1989.
- The Art of West African Kingdoms. Washington, D.C.: Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987.
- Bourgeois, Jean-Louis. "The History of the Great Mosque of Djenne," African Arts 20, no.3 (May 1987): 54-62, 90.
- Carter, Sully. Ancient Mali: The Rise and Fall of a West African Empire. Montpelier Station, Virginia: Think Again Publishing, 2002. (E-mail address email@example.com)
- Chu, E. and E. Skinner. Glorious Age in Africa: The Story of Three Great African Empires. Africa World Press, 1965.
- Davidson, Basil. African Civilization Revisited. Trenton: African World Press, 1991.
- Ellis, William S. Africa’s Sahel: The Stricken Land. National Geographic Society, 1997.
- Goss, Linda C. Exploring Mali: A Young Person's Guide to Ancient Civilization. Maya Publications. 2006.
- Hamdun, Said & Noel King. Ibn Battuta in Black Africa. Foreward Ross E. Dunn. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1994.
- Imperato, Pascal James. Dogon Cliff Dwellers: The Art of Mali’s Mountain People. New
York: L. Kahan Gallery/African Arts, 1978.
- Jackson, John. Introduction to African Civilizations. New Jersey: The Citadel Press, 1970.
- Koslow, Philip. Centuries of Greatness. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.
- Lawson, Barbara Spilman. The West African Empire of Mali: A Virginia SOL Activity Book. Fun Stuff Publications, 2001.
- "Mali," Faces. Volume 13, no. 6 (February 1997).
- Mann, Kenny. Ghana, Mali, Songhay: The Western Sudan. Silver Burdett Press, 1995.
- "Mansa Musa: King of Mali," Footsteps. Volume 1, no. 4 (September/October 1999): entire issue.
- Martin, Phyllis, and Patrick O'Meara. Africa. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
- McEvedy, Colin. The Penguin Atlas of African History: New Edition. Hong Kong: Penguin Books, 1995.
- McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick. The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1994.
- McNaughton, Patrick. The Mande Blacksmiths: Knowledge, Power, and Art in West Africa. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1988.
- O’Halloran, Kate. Hands-on Culture of West Africa. Portland, Maine: J. Weston Walch, 1997.
- Quigley, Mary. Ancient West Africa States: Ghana, Mali, Songhay (Understanding People of the Past). Heinnemann Publishers, 2002.
- Roberts, Allen F. Animals in African Art: From the Familiar to the Marvelous. New York, Prestel, Munich: The Museum for African Art, 1995.
- Robinson, Dindy. World Cultures Through Art Activities. Englewood, Colorado: Teacher Ideas Press, 1996.
- Shillington, Kevin. History of Africa. New York: St. Martins Press, 1995.
- Visona, Monica Blackmun. Robin Poyner, Herbert M. Cole, Michael D. Harris. A History of Art in Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001.
- Willett, Frank. African Art: An Introduction. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995.
- Woodward, Richard B. African Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1994.
- Burns, Khephra. Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali. Harcourt Brace, 2001.
- Koslow, Philip. Mali: Crossroads of Africa. Chelsea House, 1994.
- Thompson, Carol. The Empire of Mali. Watts Franklin, 1998.
- Wisniewski, David. Sundiata: Lion King of Mali. Clarion, 1992.