Leo Africanus explores Timbuktu, Gao, Katsina, Kano and Lake Chad

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Historical Context Note

Leo Africanus was a Moroccan, educated at Fes. He was captured by Christian pirates, freed by the Pope, and probably returned to Africa before his death, as a Muslim.

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Editors. "Leo Africanus explores Timbuktu, Gao, Katsina, Kano and Lake Chad". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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