In the Shadow of Islam

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 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

  

Isabelle Eberhardt

Isabelle Eberhardt was a Swiss Algerian explorer and writer who lived and travelled extensively in North Africa For the time she was an extremely liberated individual who rejected conventional European morality in favour of her own path and that of Islam Dressed as a man, calling herself Si Mahmoud Essadi, Eberhardt travelled in Arab society, with a freedom she could not otherwise have experienc Isabelle Eberhardt was a Swiss Algerian explorer and writer who lived and travelled extensively in No...

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  • Posted by Yann

    Ce livre a une histoire un peu particuli re, dans le sens o il s agit de feuillets r cup r s par miracle suite la mort de l auteur dans une inondation, prot g s dans les restes de sa maison L dition a t faite par Victor Barrucand, lequel aurait semble t il un peu remani ces textes ce sont donc plus une collation de r flexions extraites d un journal qu un r cit suivi, et leur authenticit est un peu suspecte J avais d couvert l existence de Isabelle Erberhardt 1877 1904 dans France Et Ce livre a u

  • Posted by Shahine Ardeshir

    In the Shadow of Islam is a collection of travel notes written by Isabelle Eberhardt, a woman who chose to give up life in European society to go to Algeria, convert to Islam and then travel through North Africa disguised as a man, all in the early 1900s If that isn t enough to tempt you into picking it up, I don t know what is Through her writing, which is detailed, rich and descriptive with details and full of respect, Isabelle instantly transported me into an entirely different world Befo In

  • Posted by Amanda

    Intrigued by the legend of a young woman in the late 1800s who learned Arabic, converts to Islam, and explores Morocco and Algeria always dressed as a man in order to have access and freedom in her explorations I picked up this book I think the woman is interesting than her book, which nevertheless does offer her journal notes, observations and thoughts An interesting enough read, fueled and made a lot so by my own imagination...

  • Posted by Sarah

    I can t describe how powerful I found this book to be Because it is real, unfiltered, showcasing how one woman is reaching the limits of her thought and experience and is not afraid to look at herself....

  • Posted by Ayşe Neva

    Hayat n i inde tek ba na yol alanlar nas l da g rkemlidirler Mutsuz g r n yor olabilirler fakat onlar g l ve kutsald r Tek ba na ilerleyen varl klar Di erleri yaln zca yar m ruhlard r....

  • Posted by metaphor

    I ve always been astonished to see that a fashionable hat, the right bustline, a pair of stiff boots, a little suit of cumbersome little furniture, some silverware and porcelain is enough to quench, in so many people, the thirst for well being While very young I was seized by the world s existence and I wanted to know it to its limits I wasn t made to whirl through intrigues wearing satin blinders I didn t construct myself for ideal I went for discovery I m quite aware that this way of life I ve

  • Posted by Mani

    J ai aim le livre , les pens es d Isabelle , qui a visit mon territoire oued souf sud est d Algerie , elle le d crit mieux qu un Algerien qui habite labas....