The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure

Paperback | October 2, 2007

byCORINNE HOFMANN

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The runaway international bestseller is now an American must-read for lovers of adventure, travel writing, and romance. Corinne Hofmann tells how she falls in love with an African warrior while on holiday in Kenya. After overcoming severe obstacles, she moves into a tiny hut with him and his mother, and spends four years in his Kenyan village. 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. Compulsively readable, The White Masai is at once a hopelessly romantic love story, a gripping adventure yarn, and a fine piece of meticulously observed social anthropology.

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The runaway international bestseller is now an American must-read for lovers of adventure, travel writing, and romance. Corinne Hofmann tells how she falls in love with an African warrior while on holiday in Kenya. After overcoming severe obstacles, she moves into a tiny hut with him and his mother, and spends four years in his Kenyan ...

Corinne Hofmann has written three books based on her life story, including two sequels toThe White Masai—Back from Africa,which is a bestseller in Germany, andReunion in Barsaloi, which was released in 2005. She lives with her teenage daughter in Switzerland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.74 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061131539

ISBN - 13:9780061131530

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book with a unique subject The subject of this book was very unique. The book had a lot of details and each page was very informative. I could not believe that someone from a modernized culture can fall in love with someone soo opposite belonging to a tribal culture. They had nothing in common, which inspired me to read this book. I wanted to know how and why? Very interesting book. After you read this, you must read part 2 (reunion in Barsoli)
Date published: 2008-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Although there is some frustration on how this woman seemed clueless of this new world she's living in, it's a great intriguing read and you end up living in her world.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I had read a review of this book quite a while ago and was looking forward to reading it. Maybe I had overly high expectations, but I found it to be disappointing. I felt that the writing was so matter-of-fact that it minimized events and feelings. I would have liked to know more about what life was like to live with the Masai, which she did not really get into and I found the long descriptions of her car trips/car breaking down/all the bad roads to be monotonous. I agree with the reviewer above who said the writer seemed more obsessed than in love with Lketinga. I found her obsession with his beauty a little creepy. The ending was predictable but aburpt. It would have been nice to have an epilogue of some sort and explain what happened to her, her daughter, Lketinga and the other main characters in the years since.
Date published: 2007-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read! I enjoyed this book very much. At times I was frustrated with the writer because of her assumption of the relationship between Ktenga and herself. I think she was living in a dreamworld to ever think that this relationship could have worked. They were 2 different people from 2 different worlds. One can believe in love at first sight in this book but what you do with that obsession is another story. It would be interesting to hear Ktenga's side of the story. To say that she was an intelligent woman would give her too much credit.
Date published: 2007-11-10

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