This year, I found UNESCO's message on World Book and Copyright Day particularly poignant. In March 2015 , the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, announced that it was creating digital records of more than 22,000 rare and historically significant documents from a library in Mali, Timbuktu. The family library of Mamma Haidara has one of the largest manuscript collections in Timbuktu, and some of its documents date back to the 13th century. Two years earlier, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library said that it set up a two-camera studio in Mali's capital city of Bamako. In collaboration with a Mali-based nongovernmental organization, local workers were trained and began creating digital copies of manuscripts from Timbuktu's private libraries. The studio expanded recently, adding two more cameras. “Our team in Bamako has made remarkable progress. After a full year of work, the team digitized over 250,000 images from the Abubakr Ben
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Florence Lasayo’s “The Child with No Identity” is an engaging look into the author’s life in Sierra Leone and beyond
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Florence Lasayo’s newly released “The Child with No Identity” is an engaging look into the author’s life in Sierra Leone and beyond. “This is a story about a little girl who has no idea where she came from," Lasayo shares. "She just found herself in the arms of a beautiful old woman who treated her with so much love, compassion, and care.” Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Florence Lasayo’s new book will pull at the heartstrings and have readers rooting for the little girl who desperately seeks a place of safety and understanding. Lasayo shares a compelling story full of personal reflections and heartfelt faith. Consumers can purchase “The Child with No Identity” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble. For additional information or inquiries about “The Child with No Identity,” contact Christian Faith Publishing .