Isabelle Eberhardt





Isabelle Eberhardt

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born
in Geneva, Switzerland
February 17, 1877

died
October 21, 1904

gender
female

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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 experienced. She died in a flash flood in the desert at the age of 27.


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In the Shadow of Islam
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Departures: Selected Writings
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ياسمينة
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Amours Nomades
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Prisoner of Dunes
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Criminal
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Notes de route
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More books by Isabelle Eberhardt…
“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

“For those who know the value of and exquisite taste of solitary freedom (for one is only free when alone), the act of leaving is the bravest and most beautiful of all.”
Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

“A nomad I will remain for life,
in love with distant and uncharted places.”
Isabelle Eberhardt