April 13, 2010 Corinne Hofmann = The White Masai
Corinne Hofman is not a writer, but as far as storytelling goes – she has nailed it.
About three years ago now I read a book by Corinne Hofmann entitled, The White Masia. As the story begins Corinne, originally hailing from Switzerland or Germany heads with her boyfriend to Kenya for vacation. While on vacation she spots a Masai warrior who she instantly falls in love with while internally remarking that this warrior is the most beautiful person she has ever seen. She makes her mind up to try and be with him. At the end of the vacation she breaks it off with her boyfriend, heads back to her homeland, dissolves her business there, settles her affairs, and makes the preparations to return back to Kenya in hopes of finding the Masai warrior. She goes through a lot, A LOT, trying to find him and while I am choosing not to divulge any more detail because I do not want to give the story away, it is an incredible story. It is entertaining to say the least and I remember that when I read this book it only took me a day.
Fourteen years after the first book, Hofmann wrote a sequel called Reunion in Barsaloi, which I am currently reading. Apparently, she also wrote a third book about her story which I intend to read when I am through with the sequel. Hopefully, I will have the chance to finish it this evening. If anyone is interested in reading a story full of adventure that is completely out of the ordinary read The White Masai. Hofmann, as I said, is not the most eloquent writer, but she has definitely assumed the rank of a writer in her ability to keep a plot and push it along at a rate that keeps the readings’ fingers inching to turn the next page and the next and the next.