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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As I said she is a good business woman. She fell in love with a Samburu then became a masai? Click here to see more newsletters. She lives with her teenage daughter in Switzerland.
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. And what is a Samburu warrior doing at the coast? View all 6 comments. When the reality turns out to be incontrovertible the relationship falls apart.
Hofmann is incredibly resilient and nothing fazes her – malaria, hepatitis, living hofman a small hut and carrying many litres water from the river everyday. 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 corimne first few chapters, this book is making me angry. View all 10 comments.
The way the men and women relate in their different cultures, the way food is made, the way weddings occur, etc. I think a great deal of this book is revisionist. It makes me really annoyed.
No man is worth dysentary, diptheria and yellow fever. The other big question — what did she expect to happen long-term?
Then at the end she complains about her mistreatment by “her Masai” when she should have known the man and his culture first before finding out in the hfmann possible way. The last time I fell in love at first sight was at A German-language film adaptation premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. 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.
The runaway international bestseller is now an American must-read for lovers of adventure, travel writing, and romance. I also liked Father Guilio though I generally don’t have much time for missionaries. An organisation had helped them realise their dreams and become economically independent through the microcredit system, a way of giving small amounts of funding.
Sometimes vorinne means are all that counts. Who makes a decision to change your life so dramatically and invade someone else’s home based on deciding you’ve fallen in love with someone you’ve just glimpsed??
She almost died in the process, but kept at it. Just because a woman is naive or innocent, does not mean it is okay to mistreat her or abuse her! Admittedly, I have corunne finished this book yet, but I am half way through this true story. I became concerned early on when Corinne recounts how, on holiday in Kenya with her boyfriend, she is immediately struck by the good looks of a Masai warrior.
The book is really compelling and kept me hooked till the end. Didn’t she see how he was treating her?
She is the only person who actually treats the Masai with basic human respect. Jul 01, Iryna Khomchuk rated it liked it. Hofmann, of course, can’t live his lifestyle–mud hut, malaria, all-protein diet, female circumcision, etc.
THE WHITE MASAI by Corinne Hofmann , Peter Millar | Kirkus Reviews
Her adventures in the bush, her struggles to understand her role in the community and all the characters she meets adds immensely to the book’s appeal. No, it’s the crime to fashion that really guts her: I read this for my book club. My experiences in Namibia reminded me of my time in the Kenyan savannah and I felt like going back to the country in which I had left part of my heart in and in which my daughter was born.