White Masai: Book summary and reviews of White Masai by Corinne Hoffman

White Masai

An Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure

by Corinne Hoffman

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White Masai by Corinne Hoffman
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  • Published Oct 2006
    320 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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Two star-crossed lovers from vastly different backgrounds - Corinne, a European entrepreneur, meets Lketinga, a Samburu warrior, while on vacation in Mombasa on Kenya's glamorous coast. Despite language and cultural barriers, they embark on an impossible love affair. Corinne uproots her life to move to Africa—not the romantic Africa of popular culture, but the Africa of the Masai, in the middle of the isolated bush, where five-foot-tall huts made from cow dung serve as homes. Undaunted by wild animals, hunger, and bouts with tropical diseases, she tries to forge a life with Lketinga. But slowly the dream starts to crumble when she can no longer ignore the chasm between their two vastly different cultures.

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"[Hoffman] infuses her account with an affecting richness that defies the reader to ridicule her decision." - PW.

"Unusual and highly addictive entertainment, although more cynical readers may wonder whether the author exaggerated certain events for dramatic effect." - Kirkus.

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Apparently White Masai has already sold 4 million copies overseas. However, we suggest you take a few minutes to browse a copy in the bookstore before buying it, as it's the sort of book that some will think fantastic, and others will view as unadulterated drivel.

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