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Born in Germany in 1877, Isabelle Eberhardt has been described as the first hippie. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and the desire to break free from the confinements of her society and its perceived patriarchy, she traveled into northern Africa and the heart of Islam with no money, living from day to day, had no concept of chastity and was sexually voracious, smoked kif, and lived in Morocco dressed as a man. Her experiences inspired a profound self-examination and, as a record of her inner and outer journeys, this book is today regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing. She was killed in a flash flood in 1904 at the age of 27. Now a Peter Owen Modern Classic.

Synopsis:

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, age 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, and In the Shadow of Islam is today regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing.

Synopsis:

This narrative follows the author as she was gripped by spiritual restlessness and a desire to transcend boundaries, traveling into the desert and the heart of Islam. Courage and hunger for an authentic life led her into territories both outside and within: she was captivated by the Sahara and its inhabitants; but the same sense of adventure led her also on an interior journey, where lay the true goal for her search.

About the Author

Isabelle Eberhardt was born in Geneva in 1877, the illegitimate daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest and a Russian-German woman. She spent much of her short adult life in North Africa, where she converted to Islam.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780720611915
Author:
Eberhardt, Isabelle
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Author:
Bangert, Sharon
Location:
London
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Africa, North Description and travel.
Subject:
Eberhardt, Isabelle - Travel - Africa, North
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Peter Owen Modern Classics
Series Volume:
GTR-597
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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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, age 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, and In the Shadow of Islam is today regarded as one of the true classics of travel writing.
"Synopsis" by , This narrative follows the author as she was gripped by spiritual restlessness and a desire to transcend boundaries, traveling into the desert and the heart of Islam. Courage and hunger for an authentic life led her into territories both outside and within: she was captivated by the Sahara and its inhabitants; but the same sense of adventure led her also on an interior journey, where lay the true goal for her search.
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