Inspired by the Afghanistan and AQIM bibliographies, your blogger has put together a Mauritania bibliography, focused on politics and security but also covering other topic areas. Hopefully it can be of use to those looking to find introductory writing on Mauritania’s contemporary politics and history — especially English-speakers. It is not comprehensive and can hopefully be updated over time as new material is released or additional existing material is added. Most of the material is in English or French, though there are some articles and books in Spanish, Arabic, German and Italian. The inclusion of one or the other work on the list should not be taken as an endorsement or a guarantee of quality. Another iteration would have a more careful thematic break down for each section. Thanks to readers who helped in compiling the list. The document can be viewed on the TMND Scribd.