In the Shadow of Islam

In the Shadow of Islam

by Isabelle Eberhardt
     
 

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In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, aged twenty, left an unconventional life in Geneva for Kenadsa, at the Moroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and a desire to transcend boundaries, she travelled into the desert, into the heart of Islam. This book follows her. Courage and hunger for authenticity led her into totally unfamiliar territory: she was captivated by… See more details below

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In 1897 Isabelle Eberhardt, aged twenty, left an unconventional life in Geneva for Kenadsa, at the Moroccan frontier. Gripped by spiritual restlessness and a desire to transcend boundaries, she travelled into the desert, into the heart of Islam. This book follows her. Courage and hunger for authenticity led her into totally unfamiliar territory: 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. She wrote, 'For me it seems that by advancing into unknown territories, I enter into my life.'.

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In either a wicked case of restlessness or the spirit of adventure, Eberhardt packed her bags and left Geneva for the far edges of Morocco in 1897. She was 20 years old. Her journey into the Sahara led to her conversion to Islam. Published posthumously in 1920 (she drowned accidentally in 1904), this records her journey toward a new land and spiritual awareness. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780720611915
Publisher:
Owen, Peter Limited
Publication date:
07/31/2003
Series:
Peter Owen Modern Classic Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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