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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Jun 22, Janet rated it it was ok. Fhe is a true testament to love at first sight and the human spirit to prevail and triumph over what seems the impossible. I did cut off one star because I really did not understand some things because there is no background given, especially at the beginning.

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I wish she’d said more about what appealed about Lketinga, because the only thing that’s obvious is that she had physical attraction to him. Well, that’s my rant.

I just think that she’s an ignorant dufus. Abuse must never to be swept away as a culture difference.

Monday 31 December Gradually, he becomes more and more abusive to Corinne and keeps insinuating mssai she is being unfaithful and going off into fits of rage and disappears for days on end.

I can’t wait to get to the end After awhile, as situations occurred which could have been foreseen had a little thought gone into them, I just started to feel depressed.

Compared with what I feel for Lketinga, everything that I have felt up until now seems laughable. 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? Sep 26, Marcia rated it it whhite amazing. Her descriptions paint a vivid painting of Massai life and the society of both rural and metropolitan Kenya.


I was also frightened when I got lost in thick fog, which, tthe my surprise, came stealing across the Namibian heights. He does nofmann work to feed his family, no sir! The beginning is so unbelievable that I was left feeling uncomfortable by how shallow this woman was. If interested at all in the Masai, you will enjoy the details of this read. What is it about? I definitely did not expect this.

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This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat I think the word Hofmsnn looking for here is ‘denial’. For Corrinne, it seemed to be based entirely on looks. Oh Corinne, no problem, you a whore, Corinne? I tried to put the poor writing style down to a sub-standard translation or editing, but in the end I couldn’t forgive the endless whining and complaining about her lot, when she chose it in the first place.

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She cancelled a promising future in Switzerland, sold everything she had and went to Kenya. She pulled him away from his tradition and culture, leading to come conflict within himself. I can’t imagine how awful and shameful he felt. This happens while she’s on holiday, she goes home for 6 months and then comes back to find him which she does – don’t worry, this is all very early on, not giving much away. This book was recommended by a friend who recently spent two weeks in Tanzania with the Masai people.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. More from the web. It was amazing that even in the African bush, relationship problems often come back to money.


Hofmann begins with details of a vacation trip to Shite with her then-boyfriend.


Just because a woman is naive or innocent, does not mean it is okay to mistreat her or abuse her! Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In short, he is a disgusting and filthy piece of shit. It is interesting in that respect and as the love between her and Lketinga cool off I was able to enjoy the story more.

It is also a little weird how she gets obsessed with a man she knows nothing about. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

This article is about the German author. This is a great book for anyone who is contemplating an intercultural marriage. With this attitude, no wonder we are still in a nascent stage when it comes to respect for women. There was some really interesting stuff in this book that I wish had been explored in more depth and which of course corine, perhaps owing to the aforementioned lack of analysis. The runaway international bestseller is now an American must-read for lovers of adventure, travel writing, and romance.

It’s in the south east. If I have to say one good thing about it hofmznn 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.