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2.0 out of 5 stars Lost in translation.......?, 16 Aug 2010
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This review is from: The White Masai (Hardcover)
Well, what can I say, I read through this book much easier and quicker than I anticipated, it makes a wonderful reading group read as it is thought provoking and I am sure that everyone has their own opinions. Mine is that Corrine Hofmann must be off her trolley! I could not get my head around her travelling on a ferry with her partner with whom she has travelled to Africa on holiday, spotting the Masai sitting on the river bank and knowing he was the 'man of her dreams'. I came away from this book with feelings of sorry for the local people having to put up with her, sorry for the guy from the church who is always getting her out of bother and wondering if she had real friends and family or if they are a figment of her imagination as I cannot imagine that any of my friends/family would condone me to act in this way. I ended the book wondering what the heck happened to them all as time progressed and she returned home with her child. I feel harsh condeming Ms Hofmann as selfish in her actions, and do wonder if the horridly romanticised descriptions of her Masi (as if her really belongs to her!) are due to translation into english - therefore I will give it the benefit of the doubt. Read it with friends and then have a big discussion - as this book will surely get a reaction from all who read it.
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