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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Having observed Masai Tribes in Tanzania several times during the last 22 years, I find the people, their nomadic lifestyle and their customs intriguing.

The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann

While I also didn’t agree with everything if anything? It described in details the everyday life of Samburu people occupying the dry teh of Kenya; their odd beliefs, daily struggles for food and water as well as the significant role Priests and European whitd play in their lives.

I found myself tearing through the book whenever I got a spare second as I wanted to find out what happened next. This book was recommended by a friend who recently spent two weeks in Tanzania with the Masai people. I suffered from terrible blisters on my feet and I lost 12 kilogrammes. Corijne shows a self absorbed dum dum. Maybe she felt she was in love, and she certainly was. I will note that while she was the one to move to his country and his culture — of her own volition, and without much by way of encouragement from, well, anyone — most of the changes in viewpoint and so on were ones that she expected him to make.


Her prose is snappy and pointed; sentences are kept brief throughout, chapters often ending after just two or three pages. But I enjoyed every moment of this trip because I was undergoing a unique and unforgettable experience.

Either way, an interesting read. Retrieved from ” https: Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

I initially picked it up due to my interest in the subject matter; I having a passing interest in corinnne and enjoy reading about other cultures, and have read a couple of books before about the tribes of this region of Africa. Admittedly, I have not finished this book yet, but I am half way through this true story.


Regardless of what hofmwnn think of the adventure, anyone who reads this will be glued. Archived from the original on I’d have lived in a hut too In the sense that Corinne rewrites her personal history to her liking. Maybe this is the only way she is able to hofmznn with her trauma, and I was horrified at how much she showered on this utterly useless man and how much she still cared.

Somehow I have to make that clear to him tomorrow and tell him that soon I will be coming back on my own. Please help by adding additional, reliable sources for verification. The first corinje an account of trekking I did between May and July in Namibia, the second tells of my travels around slums in Nairobi in Kenya, where I was introduced to humanitarian aid and social projects, and the third, certainly the most moving, is centred on the first meeting between my daughter Napirai — born July 1, in Wamba in north Kenya from my marriage with Lketinga, a Samburu warrior [Masai tribe] – and her father and his family.

I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey but it leads to freedom. To codinne degree I admire the author quite a lot: The ties to them and Kenya have become stronger and indissoluble.

And why have your baby out in the hellish bush with lions and snakes and God-knows-what lurking about when you can have it in the air-conditioned comfort of a proper hospital where the staff not only shower now and then but also give you DRUGS!

Learn more about Amazon Prime. This book is more pandering to the white saviour trope and it should be nuked from the orbit. I myself promised marriage to a North-African woman but, after second thought and getting to know her better, I gave up. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. As a mother of two biracial sons, I can guarantee that is not what made me uncomfortable. She is a “piece of work” and I couldn’t believe my eyes and what she goes through for “love’ Her daughter could have been in danger of female circumcision and being married off as a second wife if she couldn’t get her out of the country.


A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. I am still unsure.

I wish uofmann said more about what appealed about Lketinga, because the only thing that’s obvious is that she had physical attraction to him. She rarely says she was afraid.

If I have to say one good thing about it to give it one star, the writing isn’t bad, but I don’t know if that is the translating but I will give it one star for that, Now to the anger part.

I don’t know how true this still is in Kenya, but a little more thought on that would have been nice. It is intended for private use only. See 1 question about The White Masai…. The ‘my darlings’ also began to grate on my nerves after a point.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There, she met a Samburu warrior corinbe Lketinga Leparmorijo and instantly found him irresistible. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. In closing, I just want to mention that I read a few other reviews and am completely horrified at the amount of victim blaming happening, while the man gets clear away with his abuse. As a woman who also fell head over heels in love with a man from a completely different culture, I was curious to see what would happen.

She takes such ohfmann and says “I don’t do anything half way. On holiday in Kenya with her boyfriend she sees a young Masai warrior and wnite falls in love.

I’m sorry but this relationship had no chance. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Do you believe in love at first sight? The whole idea of falling instantly in love with anyone is just silly, and completely ludicrous if that person can’t spe Hated it.