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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Sometimes they sell souvenirs to tourists and eat in cafes in the city. Now – before I started and indeed after reading the first few chapters, this book is making me angry.

If so, in Europe or in Kenya? Reading this book made me want to donate money straight away and arrange to volunteer in Africa to help them survive 1 extra day. Nor, apparently, is language. And I can’t believe she stuck it out so long. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles.

The White Masai

Forget Lketinga, read the book for these other people. In the final chapters, by which time they have moved to the coast and are selling Masai trinkets to tourists, he appears before her, shorn of his warrior’s locks, his body paint washed away, dressed in jeans. Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Didn’t she see how he was treating her? No problem Corinne, I am useless beyond belief. Aug 13, Denise rated it really liked it Recommends it for: On my part, I have to praise the woman because she was a fighter and, even when she had not been able to be reflective, she showed courage and a strong emotional intelligence.


Corinne Hofmann has written three books based on her life story, including two sequels to The White Masai—Back from Africa, which is a bestseller in Germany, and Reunion in Barsaloiwhich was released in Call her silly and obsessive, or naive and innocent, Corinne does manage to find the Masai and he reciprocated her feelings. My suggestion is, read the book before you judge it too harshly based on these Amazon reviews. Want to Read saving….

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I recommend it to anyone who has traveled to Africa and met the Masai people. That takes courage and possibly less-desireable traits, but let’s stick with courage for the moment. In so many places, Mama hofann Priscilla accept their losing battle, and advise Corrine to do so as well.

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

Unusual and highly addictive entertainment, although more cynical readers may wonder whether the author exaggerated certain events for dramatic effect. Corinne, a European entrepreneur, meets Lketinga, a Samburu warrior, while on vacation in Mombasa on Kenya’s glamorous coast. James, Lketinga’s brother, is an example of a Masai man who is nice, and I really liked him.

Should you be interested in any such use of the website content, please contact us via contact swissinfo. She returned to visit her Samburu family for the first time in I also have a new-found respect for people who’ve spent their lives raising awareness of the African poverty. I opened the inside cover and read that the book was an autobiography about a Swiss woman who fell instantly in love with a Masai man and gave up her life in Switzerland to live with the man I found this book while perusing the non-fiction shelf at the East Windsor Branch of the Queens Public Library.


She fell in love with a Samburu then became a masai? They’re not exactly touristy. Comprimising on tradition and lifestyle is not an easy task, especially when a person feels like they are giving something up of themselves.

This shows a self absorbed dum dum.

The first is 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.

Could not put it down!! The writing is pretty awful, the actual events are infuriating and the end result is not surprising. Despite these considerable obstacles, all three businesses might have been successful were it not been for her undermining husband.

The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She spoke no Swahili and he spoke no German.

I am a complete waste of oxygen, Corinne, no problem.