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In the Shadow of Islam

By (author) Isabelle Eberhardt
Translated by Sharon Bangert
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Nov 2013
Dimensions: w 150mm h 150mm d 20mm
Weight: 500g
ISBN-10: 0720615879
ISBN-13: 9780720615876
Barcode No: 9780720615876
Synopsis
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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