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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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I found this book incredibly annoying!

The White Masai

Please try again later. It was amazing that jofmann in the African bush, relationship problems often come back to money. It has since been translated into several languages, and inmade into an eponymous movie starring Nina Hoss and Jacky Ido. She goes home sells her business and all her possessions, returns to Kenya to set up housekeeping with the Masai.

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

She is obviously a very strong and capable woman which makes this story all the more amazing. Just because a woman is naive or innocent, does not mean hogmann is okay to mistreat her or abuse her!


Jun 22, Janet rated it it was ok. I suffered from terrible blisters on my feet and I lost 12 kilogrammes.

The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann

I also liked Father Guilio hofman I generally don’t have much time for missionaries. I wanted to yell at Corrine at her lust for Lketinga, but then I realized I too was a young woman infatuated with young men who were not in my league or just plain inappropriate.

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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, Now – before I started and indeed after reading the first homann chapters, this book is making me angry. It does not get four stars because I think the prose is beautiful or profound.

Hofmann suffered several hardships, including diseases mainly malaria and marital problems. Oh, but couldn’t they? They are on continuous searches for water for their honored cattle,firewood for outdoor cooking and thornbush to protect their encampments, cows and goats from predators.

Forget Lketinga, read the book for these other people. And every time she called him “my warrior” or “my Masai” I found my teeth clenching. Jul 25, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: She blames his jealousy entirely for the end of their marriage and doesn’t seem to think she had anything to do with it. Corinne excuses Lketinga by claiming that it was a culture difference.


Should you be interested in any such use of the website content, please contact us via contact swissinfo. And I, in my own small way, created a foundation for gather funds to help these people. It makes me really annoyed.

Isn’t love very dangerous?

I found this book astonishing. I went inside a hut and the fire was going in the middle of the hut.

This book is more pandering to the white saviour trope and it should be nuked from the orbit. I definitely did not expect this. I found the reviews were mainly based on people’s feelings of the author herself as opposed to the actual book.


Masal from Italian by Isobel Leybold-Johnsonswissinfo. She spoke no Swahili and he spoke no German. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.