When I first started reading this book I thought oh no! This woman is a total flake. I forced myself to continue reading and am glad I did! A wonderful true story of a woman who goes to Africa with her European boyfriend, ends up falling in love with a Masai warrior and decides to remain in Africa with him. Great inside view of every day life in the rural bush in Africa including the day to day hardships to just survive, the culture of the Masai people as well as other African tribes. I was sad when I came to the end of the book because I wanted to learn more about what happened to Corinne and her daughter. I was THRILLED to learn there are 2 follow up books "Back From Africa" and "Reunion in Barsaloi" where Hofmann finishes her story! A must read for all interested in adventurous women, African culture and rural living in Africa.
This story is truly unique and keeps you hooked because it is so outragious! The main character is brave, determined, and at times it is easy to become frustrated with her decisions yet the constant adventure keeps the pages turning. I can't wait to read the sequel.
Fascinating true account of a Swiss woman, Corinne Hoffmann, who travels to Kenya with her then Swiss boyfriend and becomes smitten with a Masai man. This book proves that there is love at first sight. Corinne sells her business in Switzerland and every personal possession just to move to Kenya and be with her Masai love. Despite their love, the cultural differences including the role of the woman and the living conditions compete to break them apart. Can love be enough to make the couple last? You will have to read to find out.
I have to admit that I did not realize that this was a true story of Corinne Hoffman's adventure in Kenya, falling in love with a Masai warrior and having a child with him until I reached the middle of the book and saw photographs. The story is written simply, and it might be due to the German translation to English, but if the story was not so fascinating, the book probably would not have gotten acclaim. It's worth reading, but be prepared to want to know what happened after.....
Oh My! It's a true story! What was Corinne thinking?? A good book detailing life in a far away place.