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I like everything about Isabelle Eberhardt... everything except for the way she writes. Unfortunately, she didn't live long enough to polish this story into something worth reading. But it deserves to be read because of her way of living outside the grid. A much better choice would be a biography on Eberhardt, because he own life is much more interesting than her "ficiton."
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 ...moreMore about Isabelle Eberhardt