The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt
Annette Kobak 1990 258p 6 x 9
Born in switzerland to an anarchist father, Isabelle’s family moved to Algeria when they were a young girl. By the time they were in their early teens, most of their immediate family had died and they set off to explore the north african desert and culture. Eventually they converted to a mystic form of islam (in step with their libertarian views) and began living as a man in order to at least have more autonomy. Isabelle died suddenly in a flash flood the age of 27, leaving behind mystic poetry, prose and journals that this biography is partially drawn from.