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By Jo Ford

ISBN-10: 145021441X

ISBN-13: 9781450214414

"In the yr 1485, a daughter is born to Muslim mom and dad who fled to Morocco because the conquering armies of Ferdinand and Isabella complicated via Andalusia. the newborn is promised as spouse to her father's pal, additionally a nobleman from Spain. not like her brother, Zuhra is destined to develop up normally contained in the partitions of the kinfolk kasbah in Chaouen, a secluded village excessive within the Rif Mountains, ruled by means of her father, a descendant of Prophet Muhammed. Indulged and loose from care, her adolescence is constrained and protected.

When she marries at 16, Zuhra's international rapidly expands to incorporate Berbers, Jews, sultans, pirates, Christian captives, and an unpredictable kin. With an autonomous spirit and protracted interest, her existence as a conventional Muslim girl strikes from responsibility and devotion to status and notoriety, then romance and event.

Sayyida Zuhra al-Hurra, known as either Renaissance girl and Pirate Queen, principles a city-state for 1 / 4 century at a time of turbulent old shifts—the dominance of Barbary pirates within the Mediterranean, Spanish and Portuguese invasions of North Africa, New global voyages, and the Ottoman Empire's increase towards Europe. dealing with loss and betrayal, Zuhra meets the demanding situations of a much wider global with resilience and audacity."

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