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Reunion in Barsaloi


Reunion in Barsaloi

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    Peter Millar(Author)
Fourteen years after fleeing Kenya with her baby daughter, Corinne returned in the summer of 2004 to meet Lketinga and his family again in their village, Barsaloi. Nervous as she was, and uncertain as to how he would react on seeing her again, she found to her relief that she was welcomed unreservedly by all those who remembered her - by Lketinga, who still thought of her as his 'wife number one', by his brother, James, now a schoolteacher and especially by Lketinga's mother, who had looked after Corinne with such care all those years before. Corinne Hofmann revisits an area of a country which she cares about passionately, describing in her immensely readable style the changes she saw after her time away, and once again bringing to life the atmosphere and characters in the Masai village.

'Hofmann's publishers are still reeling from the success of her first book, The White Masai, which sold four million copies worldwide. Romantic ... (with) the nobility of African village life and wry reflection on its hardships' - Iain Finlayson, The Times"Her book is a page-turner, an extraordinary tale of love and naivety, folly and determination" - Sun HeraldPraise for The White Masai:'Hofmann is a talented writer, describing with unflinching detail the consequences of a passion that combines the element of a holiday romance with troubling fantasies about the noble savage.Gripping - Joan Smith, Independent'This extraordinary story is a dashing tale of love and adventure in contemporary Kenya' - Mavis Cheek, Daily Mail Critic's Choice'A deliciously readable book - it really is possible to gulp it down in one long sitting' - Mail on Sunday'The White Masai has already sold four million copies in Europe and has now been turned into a big Hollywood film.Theses successes suggest that, in publishing terms at least, Corinne Hofmann has finally struck gold' - Ireland on Sunday'An extraordinary and unputdownable tale' - Bookseller'It's a truly riveting read, better than any reality TV show' - Publishing News

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Peter Millar(Author)
  • Arcadia Books (26 April 2007)
  • English
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  • By Just Me on 11 June 2017

    This is the 3rd sequel following her experiences as 'The White Masai' and her life in her home country/Switzerland during which time she wrote 'Back from Africa'. In this book, she returns to have a Reunion with her family in 2004, after 14years absence. I was surprised it took her so long for her to return & I do wonder if she might not have done if the film producer had not suggested it. It does beg the question - Would she have stayed away if no film was ever produced? She didn't take her daughter & I appreciate her reasons why. I understand she had to reconnect with them before even considering introducing her daughter. I admit it was long-winded at times but the book is definitely worth reading. Now I am left wondering if she ever took her daughter - what happened with the father-daughter reunion if it happened? Perhaps it never happened - maybe we will never know although I do hope she will enlighten us on that one. You have to read it if you have read the first two........

  • By Mrs. Gloria Evelyn on 6 June 2017

    Corinne hofmann's books are amazing. She is a very gifted writer turning her life experiences into real page turners. All of her books are most interesting. Highly recommend for those who want to be inspired to live life to the full!

  • By musicfan on 17 July 2017

    follow up to her first book. Would have been interesting to have the African perspective on the same story

  • By TM on 5 October 2009

    I guess you might be expecting a very passionate second part of the "white Massai". The curiosity drove me to buy the second part. I wanted to know what happened.The second part is just a description, day by day, of the trip that the author did in 2004 to visit her Kenyan Family. One book for 2 weeks visit that could be resumed in: The Kenyan family received her very well, she explains her emotions and nothing exciting happens. I hope the release of this second part was not just a commercial move taking advantage of the success of the White Massai. That would be very disappointing.

  • By Caz on 18 April 2011

    I enjoyed The White Masai so was really looking forward to what happened when Corinne went back after 14 years. This book was a 2 week trip drawn out till it was threadbare to make a book. In a nutshell, her 'African Family' welcomed her back (although the fact that they are only the least bit interested in Corinne for her money, seems to completely escape her notice ......surely no one can be that thick skinned!......some even come right up to her asking for money for goodness sake!) Well, I guess she did make her own money off the back of them via the books, so all's fair in love and war as they say. Anyway she went back for 2 weeks, didn't take her daughter so there was no big Father and Daughter reunion that I expected, and basically done nothing other than get up, visit some old places she used to go to, go to bed, get up next day and do same......ate 3 meals a day, mainly goat of course, and this was the whole book !Save your money, you haven't missed anything.

  • By Jan H on 24 March 2007

    The White Masai was absolutely brilliant and a book I would highly recommend - however this book was really quite disappointing and very drawn out and kept recapping on events already covered in the first book. The material contained in Corinne's second book could have been covered in a magazine article which would have made an interesting recap of Corinne's story and the outcome of her reunion - it definitely doesn't warrant a whole book though.

  • By Lou16 on 2 August 2014

    This book is short, lacks the detail of the original and really isn't worth reading. Yes, Corrine finds Lketinga and he's ok, that's the only interesting detail to be said about it. Nowhere near as good as the White Masai

  • By jennifer holmshaw on 10 January 2014

    This is not usually my type of read but after reading The White Masai which was recommended by a friend, I just had to read the sequels. Excellent account of a women thrust into a different culture. Highly recommended.

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