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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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Article in French language”. Monday 31 December How would the author herself have felt if she didn’t have her Swiss bank accounts to fall back on and could not so easily make it home to visit or to stay? It’s a strength because the reader is able to experience things sort of as she did, without outside clutter; it’s a weakness because, well, there’s a lot that could have used further explanation.

Reading this book was like watching a train wreck in brutal slow motion. Three days after they arrived, she spotted Lketinga: This is a great book for anyone who is contemplating an intercultural marriage. Top stories weekly Latest news daily Business weekly Politics weekly Society weekly Fintech biweekly Multinationals biweekly Click here to see more newsletters.

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From the very first page I just couldn’t put it down. Books that talk about doing something to stretch one’s boundariesin the physical world or in the world of one’s imagination are interesting to me.

The power difference between the two was so great. Still, I’m going to persist for 2 reasons – firstly, I’d like to be proven wrong about her and secondly, it is set in Kenya so the setting is interestingly familiar This seemed like just the thing; someone with knowledge of both western and Masai culture telling the ultimate tale of becoming immersed in another culture for life.


Living in Hawaii, with its many ethnicities, I could relate to the misunderstandings and the frustrations of dealing with another culture. To view it, click here. But, oh, how I would rather read his story. This journey led you back to Kenya. She didn’t even know the man she was supposedly in love with. The Masai, as a tribe, are generally very attractive people who live in one-room, cow-dung huts with straw roofs. In short, he is a disgusting and filthy piece of shit. Oh I loved this book.

In it was made into a film.

I think the word I’m looking for here is ‘denial’. He is sulky most of the time if things don’t corinme his way. Please help by adding additional, reliable sources for verification. Back from Africa by Hofmann, Corinne Hardcover.

Abuse must never to be swept away as a culture difference.


For the Dutch archaeologist, see Corinne Hofman. Her ‘ I am a bit conflicted about this book.

In the sense that Corinne rewrites her personal history to her liking. Oh, but couldn’t they?

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hofmann, of course, can’t live masxi lifestyle–mud hut, malaria, all-protein diet, female circumcision, etc. She was 27 years old at the time, but she seemed more like It felt tedious at times simply due to the repetitive grinding toil that author recounts week on week; I lost count of the number of journeys she hofmamn to make in her car to the nearest village hofmahn get supplies during which the car broke down yet again.


I can accept that, but his clothes look ridiculous: I can’t imagine how awful and shameful he felt. Of the writing style, the best I can say is that it is competent and functional.

Everybody should read this book! 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. If she had truly loved clrinne she would have never pursued him.

See 1 question about The White Masaiā€¦. They’re not exactly touristy.

Admittedly, I have not finished this book yet, but I am half way through this true story. I’m so fucking tired of wypipo milking our culture for profit and this bish churned out four books and a movie? I am still unsure. And every time she called croinne “my warrior” or “my Masai” I found my teeth clenching.

Stupid brainless twit of a woman, I feel sorry for her husband and her child. The idyll, spoiled by Lketinga’s bouts of jealous fits, ends after four years when Hofmann, with their daughter, flees to Switzerland. Because even an idiot co A Swiss woman is on holiday in Kenya and falls truly, madly deeply in love with a Masai warrior. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles.