Reunion in Barsaloi

Reunion in Barsaloi

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: London : Arcadia, 2006.
ISBN: 9781905147403
Branch Call Number: 305.8965 Hof
Characteristics: 162 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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Sep 09, 2010

I enjoyed reading this sequel simply because I was curious to know what happened to Corinne's African family after she left Kenya. It is not an especially well-written or well-translated book, but perhaps that's what lends a certain charm to the story; after all, it is an intriguing tale, and it is interesting to learn about the Masai from an anthropological standpoint. A fun, quick read.

Jul 30, 2010

I loved this book. I think I even liked it more than the first one. It really demonstrates how even though culturally we are all so different, we are, fundamentally, all the same. It was so wonderful to read about how Corinne's African family welcomed her back with open arms, after so many years away.

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