White Masai, The

White Masai, The

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At once a hopelessly romantic love story, a gripping adventure yarn and a fine piece of social anthropology, The 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.

'What an amazing story! One of the bravest and most vivid I've read in years, I'm not surprised it's a bestseller' Deborah Moggach

'A dashing tale of love and adventure in contemporary Kenya. Corinne is bewiched by the exotic beauty of a man who lives in a hut in the back of beyond. There are some wonderfully loving and sensual moments...what a story' Daily Mail

'She is a brilliant observer ... A talented writer, describing the consequences of a passion that combines elements of a holiday romance with troubling fantasies about the noble savage' Independent

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About the author

  • Corinne Hofmann

    Corinne Hofmann achieved international fame with The White Masai, which details the extraordinary story of her life with a Masai warrior in Kenya.  A major motion picture followed and the book went on to sell over six million copies worldwide.  Arcadia Books has also published two sequels: Reunion in Barsaloi and Back from Africa; her newest book, Africa, My Passion was published in 2014. Corinne Hofmann lives in Switzerland.

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