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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It described in details the everyday life of Samburu people occupying the dry lands of Kenya; their odd beliefs, daily struggles for food and water as well as the sign This book is often described as an ultimate love story between a White woman and her Masai. Hofamnn is obviously a very strong and capable woman which makes this story all the more amazing.

Without a common language, they couldn’t communicate effectively, and neither would be happy unless the other changed significantly. On holiday in Kenya with her boyfriend she sees a young Masai warrior and instantly falls in love.

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She writes corinnr uncomfortable and probably unsanitary living conditions, but she describes and doesn’t complain. Love at first sight indeed. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Hofmann made a name for herself with the bestselling The White Masai, which told the story of her marriage to a Masai warrior, which eventually broke down in Here is a link to a blog about Masai women’s lives Here is a blog of the ten countries with the most beautiful men in Africa. Article in French language”.

Get to Know Us. The book was a good read. Read it for a description of how domestic abuse starts and spirals out of control without your even realising it.


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What was she thinking? He was dazzled by her — by her Westerness and seemingly endless wealth.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Her descriptions paint mssai vivid painting of Massai life and the society of both rural and metropolitan Kenya. Nor, apparently, is language. The couple moved in together, married, and had a daughter. Quite a description, and, after all, the book has sold four million copies since its publication in Germany in 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 White Masai

It has since been translated into several languages, and inmade into an eponymous movie starring Nina Hoss and Jacky Ido. Start reading The White Masai on your Kindle in under a minute. Corrine just appeared to find him extremely attractive.

Hofmanj in the third part of the book… C. I think a great deal of this book is revisionist. Now ladies, what have we learned here? To some degree I hofkann the aut In a way I think this book’s strength and its weakness are one and the same: They’re not exactly touristy. Call her silly and obsessive, or naive and innocent, Corinne does manage to find the Masai and he reciprocated her feelings. Hofmann moved into her mother-in-law’s manyatta compound and learned to live as a Samburu woman, fetching wood and water.

To view it, click here. Is love ever clear? Surely that many people couldn’t be wrong. I also was a little offended at her implication on how he should find a Sambaru wife – yes, because she would be taught to submit to domestic abuse and not raise a voice? I found this book astonishing.


To some degree I admire the author quite a lot: It is also a little weird how she gets obsessed with a man she knows nothing about. The marriage doesn’t last either.

Reading this book was like watching a train wreck in brutal slow motion. Oh my, oh oh my.

I wanted to reach into the pages and give him a hard slap. Within a few days I’m overwhelmed how happy they appear to be when they hear or recognize me. Now – before I started and indeed after reading the first few chapters, this book is gofmann me angry. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

This journey led you back to Kenya. The other thing that annoyed me is that she continuously refers to Lketinga as ‘my Masai’ as if he were some object she had purchased. When the reality turns out to be incontrovertible the relationship falls apart. If that link doesn’t work, go here and search for Somalia.

A story that taps into our universal belief in the power of love, The White Masai is at once a hopelessly romantic love story, a gripping adventure yarn, and a compulsively good read. Return to Book Page. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. View all 4 comments. I got acquainted with several social projects such as the building of a school and a home for mothers and children.

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