The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



The four-million-copy international bestseller of the incredible love story between a European woman and an African warrior

The White Masai combines adventure and the pursuit of passion in a page-turning story of 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.

A story that taps into our universal belief in the power of love, The White Masai is at once a hopelessly romantic love story, a gripping adventure yarn, and a compulsively good read.


About Corinne Hofmann

See more books from this Author
Corinne Hofmann has written three books based on her life story, including two sequels to "The White Masai--Back 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. Peter Millar is the author of the novel "Tomorrow Belongs to Me," He lives in London.
Published January 1, 2001 by Arcadia Books. 310 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The White Masai

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

more beautiful than anyone I’ve ever seen.” Back in Switzerland, Hofmann dispensed with her boyfriend, sold her clothing store and traveled back to Africa to take up a passionate relationship with Lketinga.

| Read Full Review of The White Masai

Entertainment Weekly

While vacationing in Kenya with her then-boyfriend, Corrine Hofmann meets a handsome Masai warrior on a ferry.

Oct 04 2006 | Read Full Review of The White Masai

The Sydney Morning Herald

Even though the film is sympathetic to the Samburu people and clear-eyed about the white woman's naivety and cultural insensitivity, it's telling her story.

Jul 22 2006 | Read Full Review of The White Masai

Reader Rating for The White Masai

An aggregated and normalized score based on 53 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review