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The White Masai

The White Masai

Author(s): Corinne Hofmann

Location(s): Kenya, Maasai Mara

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1980s



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At once a hopelessly romantic love story, a gripping adventure yarn and a fine piece of social anthropology, White Masai is a compulsive read. Whilst on holiday Corinne Hoffman fell in love with a Masai warrior. After overcoming all sorts of obstacles she moved into a tiny shack with him and his mother and spent four years in Kenya. Slowly but surely, the dream began to crumble. She eventually fled back home with her baby daughter. From wild animals through starvation to ritual mutilation, this is a book steeped in humanity and one that tells a fascinating tale.

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Corinne spots ‘her Masai’ within a few hours of arriving in Kenya and resolutely charms, inveigles, insinuates, persuades, cajoles, seduces, entices, and wheedles her way in to Lketinga’s life. A fascinating read that will...

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