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Isabelle Eberhardt dreamed of escaping the gloom of Europe, and when she was nineteen she realized her desire in North Africa—Dar el Islam. In 1904, when she died in a flash flood in the Sahara, she was only twenty-seven years old, and had led a legendary, tempestuous life that encompassed both subversive political anarchism and the mysticism of Islam.

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Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published January 1st 1994)
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eberhardt was amazing. she used travel and sex to escape the binds of conventional european society. often dressed as a man, she converted to islam and spent the latter half of her short life (she was killed in a flash flood in the arabian desert at 27) drinking more than a legionnaire, smoking more kif than a hashish addict, and making love for the love of making love.
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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 experienc ...more
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