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4.0 out of 5 stars
Arrogant Swiss woman, 8 Dec. 2010
As a Kenya lover I found this a fascinating read, and I'll confess to having read it all in one go. However I found the author naive, unlikeable, arrogant and out for what she wanted whilst rail roading anyone who stood in her way. I felt sorry for her Samburu husband who was dragged from the known and familiar to take on a way of being prescribed by Ms Hoffmann. No wonder he popped. Her lack of cultural awareness was staggering, as was her inability to learn Maa despite the number of years she was immersed in a Samburu community. Did she even learn Swahili when she was on the coast? You have to make allowances for the translation, which is cringe worthy at times.