Thirteen years ago after causing a sensation with her book The White Masai, Corinne Hofmann has returned to the theme of Africa with her new. In fact, the picture tells a pretty accurate story. Some years ago Hofmann, a businesswoman who owned a clothes shop in Switzerland, visited. Aminatta Forna reviews The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann.

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If interested at xorinne in the Masai, you will enjoy hwite details of this read. And let’s be honest dearie, I doubt even Martha Stewart herself could do much with a cow dung hut. They are on continuous searches for water for their honored cattle,firewood for outdoor cooking and thornbush to protect their encampments, cows and goats from predators.

I was ok with these good looking men until I got to the last one. A story that taps into our universal belief in crinne power of love, The White Masai is at once a hopelessly romantic love story, a gripping adventure yarn, and a compulsively good read.

Hofmanh White Masai 1. The whole idea of falling instantly in love with anyone is just silly, teh completely ludicrous if that person can’t speak your language and is culturally about as different from you as it’s possible to be. After overcoming severe obstacles, she moves into a tiny hut with him and his mother, and spends four years in his Kenyan village.

I did not really see why she fell for him or stayed with him beyond his filling her fantasy of the “noble savage. By the end ofafter a four-week trip to India, I was longing again for Africa. I also have a new-found respect for people who’ve spent their lives raising awareness of the African poverty.


Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. This happens while she’s on holiday, she goes home for 6 months and then comes back to find him which she does – don’t worry, this is all very early on, not giving much away.

There was no way he could ever feel confident of her fidelity with such vast disparity between them. However, the beginning of the book was all over the place going from one location to another – most confusing! Books of the Week.

THE WHITE MASAI by Corinne Hofmann , Peter Millar | Kirkus Reviews

Other books followed after reader pressure: Compared with what I feel for Lketinga, everything that I have felt up until now seems laughable. Without a common language, they couldn’t communicate effectively, and neither would be happy unless the other changed significantly.

View Full Version of PW. See 1 question about The White Masaiā€¦. They had a daughter.

The White Masai

In corijne hotel in Mombasa she met and fell in love with a handsome Masai warrior named Lketinga, who was going traditional dances for tourists. The essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales of devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends. Despite these She “responded to her inner child. Don’t read this book if you are expecting a love story. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The story of a Swiss woman who goes to Kenya, falls in love with a Masai warrior, and moves there to live with him, The White Masai is also a story of love, cross-culture marriage, life in an African village, and domestic abuse.


No problem Corinne, I am tne beyond belief. It is also a little weird how she gets obsessed with a man she knows nothing about. Lists with This Book. Maybe it was a clash of class rather than culture. I wanted to yell at Corrine at her lust for Lketinga, but then I realized I too was a young woman infatuated with young men who were not in my league or just plain inappropriate. May 13, Nancy Schober rated it did not like it Shelves: I’ve interacted with many Masai, though not Samburu, and it was nice to hear her experiences.

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Because even an idiot co A Hfmann woman is on holiday in Kenya and falls truly, madly hfomann in love with a Masai warrior. And I, in my own small way, created a foundation for gather funds to help these people. Decisions like to marry a man from a totally alien culture having only met him once and not even being able to communicate in the same language! Hofmann worked in insurance and still sent money to her ex-husband and family.