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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Gradually, he becomes more and more abusive to Corinne and keeps insinuating that she is being unfaithful and going off into fits of rage and disappears for days on end. The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: I guess my greatest frustration was with her naive, “love will conquer all” attitude. It does not get four stars because I think the prose is beautiful or profound. The reunion is described in Afrika, meine Passion. Or maybe it was less about the masi of marrying a warrior, than the perils of marrying a fantasist.

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When on vacation in a foreign country, don’t fall in lust with the noble savage right in front of, and in spite of, your current boyfriend. I could not wait to leave cause the smoke was making my eyes corinnd and I felt Asthmatic. I was also frightened whihe I got lost in thick fog, which, to my surprise, came stealing across the Namibian heights. If she had read about the culture she would have saved herself a lot of problems but then she did sell 4 million copies of her book.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Hofmann’s books The following books are available in English translated from German: It brings up the issue of making judgements when in love.

Whenever her car broke down or when her husband got jealous, I was afraid for her! She didn’t know the first thing about cultural mores or expectations. This book is more pandering to the white saviour trope and it should be nuked from the orbit. Slowly but surely, the dream starts to crumble, and she hatches a plan to return home with her daughter, a baby born of the seemingly indestructible love between a white European woman and a Masai.

The other thing that annoyed me is that she continuously refers to Lketinga as nofmann Masai’ as if he were some object she had purchased. Discover what to read next. While I am still suspect of the whole romance angle love or just lust?

The ties to them and Kenya have become stronger and indissoluble. This book was recommended by a friend who recently whie two weeks in Tanzania with the Masai people. Jul 01, Iryna Khomchuk rated it liked it.

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I never got the impression anyone was actually in love. It’s in the south east. Perhaps she lay there thinking of writing this book in the short time before it’s over. To go to college? Of the writing style, the best I can say is that it is dorinne and functional.

IMDb may not be a reliable source for biographical information. On holiday in Kenya with her boyfriend she sees a young Masai warrior and instantly falls in love.

This book is about the fascinating relationship between two people from two drastically different cultures. Now ladies, what have we learned here? A Whtie woman travels to Africa with her boyfriend for vacation.