For grades 6-12. Brief paragraphs describing geography and climate;
history and people. Focuses on the Niger River, Timbuktu, Djenne
and the Dogon culture.
Smithsonian site. Lists books, manuscripts, periodicals, archival
and photographic collections.
Excellent interactive Smithsonian site examining the themes of family,
work, community and natural environment.
BBC site. Includes 145 items on Mali.
Washington State University site. Described as a "research
textbook," appropriate for college freshmen. Traces Malian
history. Includes glossary of African terms and concepts. Good Internet
links for Africa.
Xavier University site. Kingdoms of Medieval Sudan. Regional history
of Mali from its beginnings to 1600. Great photos of the Dogon.
Internet links listed.
For high school. Discusses rise and fall of Mali and Songhai as
two medieval kingdoms in West Africa.
Short encyclopedia article discussing Malian history from antiquity
to independence. Bibliography included.