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5.0 out of 5 stars Her passion is also my passion, 27 Aug 2014
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Another wonderful book, I can truly understand her passion for Africa, having lived there myself she has helped me relive those memories. To read about the way people live and then also how they are being helped it is something you never hear about on the news. The different charities rehousing, providing a way of life and helping the young to believe in themselves that they can be better people, and make something of their lives. Truly an amazing story, I loved all her books and it has made me want to go back and relive my memories, although I have been back but as a tourist. I hope I am able to do it one day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up book, 7 May 2014
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I've read Corinne's 3 previous book about her experiences in Kenya as The White Masai. I was hoping she was going to write about the day her daughter meets her father. What a lovely reunion once again. If you have loved her previous books, you will love this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars AFRICA: MY PASSION, 8 Feb 2014
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Dr S. S. Nagi "Nyrobe" (united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This book was first published in 2011(2014), has 210 pages, 11 chapters, 31 colour pictures but no maps. This book was translated from German by Peter Millar. CORINNE HOFMANN (49) lives in Switzerland and once again travels to Africa. She tracks 500 miles across Namibia to discover the lives of Himba tribe and then goes back to the slums of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. She also travels to Barsaloi with her 1/2 Kenyan (Samburu) daughter- Napirai (20), to meet Lketinga and their African family.
In November 2008, Corinne travels to Northern India for 4 weeks, all the time remembering her stay in Samburu, Kenya. On return, she plans to visit Namibia for 6 weeks with 2 adventurers. On 15.5.2009, she flies to Windhoek. Up north, she visits the Etosha NP and observes the wildlife and later the Herero and Himba people. Further north, it is hot and Corinne gets blisters. They have 2 camels and a tracker. She manages to see desert elephants, giraffes, oryx, springboks, mountain zebra and baboons. After 720 km of trek, she returns to Switzerland, 12kgm lighter.
In February 2010, she goes to NAIROBI, Kenya for 4 weeks and rents a flat. She loves wandering in the African market, thankfully using her willies. Next day, she visits the largest slum in Kenya - the KIBERA, again needing her willies as she walks through dirt, mud and excrement. She meets some unfortunate ladies forced to live in the slum, because of their large families and no housing. Every body seems to be doing something to earn a few shillings. Most of them had come to Nairobi to look for a better life. Many were helped by Solidarite charity. She also meets Ingrid from Sweden, who devised a method of loaning money to desperate people, giving them a chance to improve themselves. The real price per sqm in the slum is more expensive than in better of districts. Ingrid had also helped people to open businesses in Kaputiel Town. Her husband Bob Munro, was helping men from Mathare Slum to form Kenya's Muthare United football team. These men in their spare time have to help others who are sick or old. Corinne makes 2 such visits to Kenya and then returns.
After Corinne gets a letter from her African family in BARSALOI, she and her daughter Napirai feel that it was a right time for them to make a visit to see their Samburu family in Kenya. Napirai starts writing a diary of her visit to Kenya, after 20 years. From NAIROBI, they go to NAKURU and then north to MARALAL. Here, there is an emotional reunion with Lketinga, Napirai's father. On the way to Barsaloi, everyone welcomes them. Then, there is a big emotional welcome for Corinne and Napirai from 'Mama'. They all exchange gifts. At the foot of a mountain range, they attend a Samburu market. Some elders wonder if Napirai would marry a Samburu. Mama thanks Enkai (God), that He had let her live long enough to see her grand-daughter -Napirai, and that she still had sight in one eye to see Corinne and Napirai.
After elders blessings, they leave Barsaloi, visit WAMBA hospital where Napirai was born and then Napirai leaves for Switzerland. Corinne goes to MOMBASA to search for her old Maasai friend -Priscilla and then returns home.
Only the last 1/4 of the book tells the story of Corinne and her daughter's visit to their Samburu family, It does however make up for the first 3/4 of this book. This book is sold has Hardcover, but I could only buy a Softcover and many of the pages were wrongly numbered. Will Corinne or Napirai return to Africa again?
Other books by Corinne Hofmann are:-
(1) The White Maasai, 2001
(2) Reunion in Barsaloi, 2007
(3) Back From Africa, 2008
Having born in Kenya, I found this book interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars another good book, 21 Mar 2014
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Golly me the Shiela had guts .... imagine.. She deserves all the dosh she can get in royalties for sweating all those days and nights to write the book... This European womans life inextricably linked to the heart of Africa forever.. Riveting stuff...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Africa., 24 May 2014
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Really enjoyed this book, as I have the others by Corrine Hofmann. I felt I was in Africa as I read this book. Brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Passionate About Africa, 2 May 2014
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Ms. Damaris M. Perry (North Yorkshire, England) - See all my reviews
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I enjoyed this book because I also have a passion for Africa particularly Kenya but because I have also visited Namibia. She gives a good account of the local tribe's customs, housing etc. Very interesting.
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