The White Masai
My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure
By Corinne Hofmann
(Amistad, Paperback, 9780061131530, 320pp.)
Publication Date: October 2007
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.
Corinne Hofmann has written three books based on her life story, including two sequels to The White MasaiBack from Africa, which is a bestseller in Germany, and Reunion in Barsaloi, which was released in 2005. She lives with her teenage daughter in Switzerland.
“This extraordinary story. . . is a page-turner.
-Daily Mail (London)
“It’s a truly riveting read, better than any reality TV show” -Maris Ross
“An extraordinary and unputdownable tale.”