The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Acknowledgements, page 244:  "I'm deeply indebted to my longtime friend Karen Crabbs, of Toguna Adventure Tours in Bamako, who has organized half a dozen trips for me through Mali since 2006, some of them at the height of the country's instability.  Karen introduced me to key sources, found the fixers and translators, provided astute observations about security conditions and politics, and showed me Bamako's vibrant nightlife.  It was over a dinner with her one evening in 2013 in Bamako that I first began contemplating a book on Mali, and she served as an important sounding board for the-work-in-progress."