Hitherto unpublished in English, this book describes Eberhardt's wanderings from Marseilles to Tunis and Algeria from 1899 to 1904. She spent much of her short life in North Africa, where she was converted to Islam and learned to speak fluent Arabic. Her eccentric behavior shocked the French colonials. She smoked kif, wore men's clothing, drank alcohol, and was promiscuous with men. She died in a flash-flood at the age of twenty-seven. From the narrative introduction through the cinematic scenes of desert tribes, Eberhardt proves herself a masterfully evocative writer"" - Publishers Weekly.
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Published October 24, 1995
by Peter Owen Ltd.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel.