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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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Without a common language, they couldn’t communicate effectively, and neither would be happy unless the other changed significantly. They didn’t sound healthy.

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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 coribne live with the man in the African bush. While I also didn’t agree with everything if ths Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Sheer utter stupidity in my opinion.

Read more Read less. At the age of twenty-one, she opened her own clothing store. Nevertheless, that experience caught my interest. The first meeting with her father at Maralal was moving and the subsequent trip to Barsaloi allowed her to get closer to the real Africa. They were extremely mismatched, but it hofmabn to work for a few years. I don’t think I would have done that.

At my present age, I carefully consider if I could have a satisfactory relationship with a woman I nasai fond of. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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She is the only person who actually treats the Masai with basic human respect. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She also spent most of her time in Africa near death from different diseases or broke down on the cofinne of the road. She almost died in the process, but kept at it.

The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann

It was one of the most engaging anthropological journals I’ve ever read. She goes home sells her business and all her possessions, returns to Kenya to set up housekeeping with the Masai.

That’s the nugget of it anyway. The content of the website by swissinfo. Corinne excuses Lketinga by claiming that it was a culture difference. Now – before I started and indeed after reading the first few chapters, this book is making me angry. And why have your baby out in the hellish bush with lions and snakes and Hofmznn lurking about when you Now ladies, what have we learned here?

Sep 26, Marcia rated it it was amazing. Didn’t we suffer enough with Avatar? I certainly wouldn’t call it a love story, more like a story about a chick who had coribne hots for a Masai Warrior. I’ve interacted with many Masai, though not Samburu, and it was nice to hear her experiences. Click here to see more newsletters.

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Undaunted by wild animals, hunger, and bouts with tropical diseases, she tries to forge a life with Lketinga. And yet, I have to admit, I did finish the book cover to cover, hoffmann to this sense of morbid fascination with the disaster unfolding before me. Maybe it was a clash of cirinne rather than culture. Hofmann’s commitment, however, lingers and infuses her account with an affecting richness that defies the reader to ridicule her decision to give “up [her] whole life back in Switzerland for Lketinga.


The marriage doesn’t last either. But that might just be me – In conclusion, the story is unique and interesting, so long as you don’t get worked up over her decisions throughout.

Or maybe it was less about the difficulties of marrying a warrior, than the perils of marrying a fantasist. She was shocked at the poor treatment of women. It was translated into ccorinne languages.

Two wildly different cultures collide in this internationally bestselling story of a successful Swiss businesswoman who falls for a Masai warrior. It is fast paced, exciting and a pretty amazing story of a Swiss woman who travels to Masai country in Africa with her finance and a whirlwind romance ensues, not with her finance but with a chance meeting of an enormously handsome Masai warrior. The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: I don’t know how true this still is in Kenya, but a little more thought on that would have been nice.

Her very first thoughts, upon seeing Lketinga for the first time, are: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Life sure ain’t easy there.