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Description - In the Shadow of Islam by Isabelle Eberhardt

IN THE SHADOW OF ISLAM is 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 Africa. In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, aged 20, left an unconventional life in Geneva for Kenadsa, at the Morroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements of her society and its perceived patriarchy, she travelled into the desert, and into the heart of Islam. Her experiences inspired a profound self-examination and, as a record of Eberhardt's inner and outer journeys, IN THE SHADOW OF ISLAM is today regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780720611915
ISBN-10: 0720611911
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 122
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Isabelle Eberhardt

ISABELLE EBERHARDT was born in Geneva in 1877, the illegitimate daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest and part-Russian, part-German aristocrat. She spent much of her short adult life in north Africa where she converted to Islam. She was killed in a flash flood at the age of 27.

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