In the Shadow of Islam

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 orde...

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Title:In the Shadow of Islam
Author:Isabelle Eberhardt
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Genres:Travel
ISBN:Dans l'ombre chaude de l'Islam
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:220 pages pages

In the Shadow of Islam Reviews

  • Idun
    Aug 16, 2013
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  • Sarah
    Aug 07, 2012
    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. ...
  • Jen
    Apr 25, 2016
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  • Erin
    Mar 02, 2018
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  • Kamila
    Mar 17, 2019
    Easily one of the best travel writing I?ve read in years. Why is Isabelle so little known?? It?s almost unbelievable to write so well in such young age. I will definitely proceed to read all her books. ...
  • metaphor
    Dec 10, 2014
    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 worl...
  • Yann
    Sep 11, 2014
    Ce livre a une histoire un peu particulière, dans le sens où il s'agit de feuillets récupérés par miracle suite à la mort de l'auteur dans une inondation, protégés dans les restes de sa maison. L'édition a été faite par Victor Barrucand, lequel aurait semble-t-il un peu ...
  • Shahine Ardeshir
    Jul 30, 2014
    ?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 ...
  • Lidija
    Oct 12, 2015
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  • Mani
    Nov 13, 2016
    J'ai aimé le livre , les pensées d'Isabelle , qui a visité mon territoire ( oued souf sud est d'Algerie ) , elle le décrit mieux qu'un Algerien qui habite labas . ...
  • Will
    Aug 24, 2013
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  • Hanne
    Feb 14, 2016
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  • BrokenTune
    Jan 15, 2017
    Combined review of both In the Shadow of Islam and The Oblivion Seekers. In the Shadow of Islam & The Oblivion Seekers are both collections of writing by another lady travel writer that I have encountered - Isabelle Eberhard. Never heard of her? I had not either, but a quick...
  • Neva Akben
    Sep 15, 2015
    "Hayat?n içinde tek ba??na yol alanlar nas?l da görkemlidirler. Mutsuz görünüyor olabilirler fakat onlar güçlü ve kutsald?r. Tek ba??na ilerleyen varl?klar... Di?erleri yaln?zca yar?m ruhlard?r." ...
  • Lina
    Feb 10, 2017
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  • Fran Blake
    May 31, 2018
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  • K.m.
    Dec 30, 2012
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  • Amanda
    Dec 20, 2015
    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 more access and freedom in her explorations - I picked up this book. I think the woman is more interesting than ...
  • Muhammad Abdelrahman
    Jul 17, 2015
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  • Czarny Pies
    Jul 06, 2017
    Isabelle Eberhardt was a Jewish, anarchist, Sufi, Talib whose spirit of adventure led to her death in 1904 at the young age of 27. I think we can safely assume that she was the only one that there ever was. Given the current state of the world it is very unlikely that there will be any...
  • Iina Allonen
    Jan 14, 2017
    Kirjasta jäi ristiriitaiset fiilikset. Hymähtelin myötäilevästi naïveille ajatelmille jotka nostivat kiusallisesti mieleen Siepparin ruispellossa. Kasvutarinaksi tästä ei silti oikein ole. Sveitsiläisnainen seilaa maghrebilaisaavikoilla, -keitailla ja -kylissä, suureksi osaks...
  • Ellie
    Jan 13, 2019
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  • Veeler.Play
    Mar 02, 2016
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  • Patricia J. White
    Dec 28, 2015
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  • Ihsan
    Dec 29, 2015
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  • Amy (palimpsest_etc)
    Sep 21, 2016
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  • Mjt
    Feb 27, 2017
    The thing about memoirs is that they are like journal entries. There isnt really a story with a progressing plot. It took me a while to finish because I wasnt motivated to read someone's thoughts about the landscape. She also doesnt really explain a lot about the culture that is alread...
  • Kawthar
    Aug 01, 2018
    actuellement c'est 2,5/5 un petit livre qui se termine en un jour je dirais plutôt que c'était un livre descriptif du Sahara ou la narratrice parlait d'ici de la de diverses choses dont ses sentiments de solitude de la nature qui l'entoure et j'en passe j'ai pas apprécié cette le...
  • Simon Morris
    Feb 15, 2019
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  • Aditi
    Jul 30, 2019
    Excellent book on the Sahara desert, its lanscape, wildlife, plants and much more... ...