An extraordinary evocation of the desert and its people by a woman who dressed as a man in order to travel alone and unimpeded throughout North AfricaIn 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, at the age of 20, left an already unconventional life in Geneva for the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements of her society she traveled into the desert, and into the heart of Islam. Her experiences inspired a profound self-examination, anda book that today isregarded as one of the true classics of travel writing. In the current political climate, it is also a book uncannily current in its treatment of the culture of Islam in North Africa. One of the most astonishing travel documents of all time, this book is also a feminist classic in its own right."
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"A compelling narrative and an ideal starting point from which to discover more about Isabelle Eberhardt's picaresque life." Times Literary Supplement" "Her writings, and her sheer modernity, stand up to modern scrutiny." Daily Telegraph"
About Isabelle Eberhardt
Isabelle Eberhardt(1877-1904)was an explorer and writer who lived and traveled extensively in North Africa. Her writings were collected in The Nomad andThe Oblivion Seekers."
In the Shadow of Islam by Isabelle Eberhardt
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