Profile for Globetrotter > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Globetrotter
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,835,886
Helpful Votes: 2

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Globetrotter

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
The White Masai
The White Masai
by Corinne Hofmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrogant Swiss woman, 8 Dec. 2010
This review is from: The White Masai (Paperback)
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.


Page: 1