How to Recruit Amiri
Amiri can be found in the Prologue.
A barbarian from the Realm of the Mammoth Lords, Amiri's warrior pride chafed under the insults, scorn and derision her ambitions were met with. Instead of submitting to the constraints her society imposed on her gender, she instead left home in search of a new tribe - one she's eager to prove her worth as a warrior to.
Amiri's a simple creature, in both ambition, manner of speech, morality and, most importantly, gameplay. She values strength and bravery and detests weakness and cowardice. Fortunately for her, she's got the attributes to compete with the best in melee combat, boasting a high Strength and Dexterity and a passable Dexterity score. Wading into combat with a massive - oversized, even - bastard sword gives her great damage potential, and generally speaking she'll do fine so long as you give her a big weapon to swing at her foes. Her barbarian recklessness, limitation to medium armor and Dexterity score will all conspire to keep her Armor Class low, making her somewhat vulnerable in melee combat, and although she'll have enough HP to take a few hits, if you allow her to become the focus of an enemy's aggression, she'll quickly suffer for it.
If you keep Amiri on track as a Barbarian, she'll have access to Athletics, Mobility, Lore (Nature), Perception and Persuasion as class skills, and she'll get a fair number of skill points per level. She's a passable way to get the Persuasion you need, but Jaethal is much better suited for the task. On the other hand, you can take care of your hunting needs by investing in Lore (Nature). Of secondary importance, investing in Athletics will help you cover some skill checks, and Mobility will allow Amiri to flank enemies without fear of reprisal.
Amiri is the hardest-hitting companion you can recruit, but her staying power is somewhat suspect, so keep her in check and try to ensure she's not drawing too much attention to herself.