Many years ago, the girl Corinna from Switzerland was vacationing with her boyfriend in Kenya, but there, in another country, her heart was conquered by a Maasai warrior and her life changed dramatically.
At the age of 27, she had a boutique of stylish clothes, she lived in prosperity, she had a personal life and it was getting to the wedding.
But Corinna was not happy with her life, the fact that she earned more than the groom, she was very depressed.
And a meeting with a man completely unlike other men she knew excited her very much: “This Maasai has firmly captured my thoughts. I couldn’t eat.”
The Maasai are the last uncivilized people in Kenya, and the government has a lot of problems with them.
But Corinne didn’t care, she didn’t pay attention when they laughed at her in Nairobi or the white hotel, and the female employees in the visa extension department twisted at her temple.
Her new chosen one had nothing but a loincloth and a couple of goats behind his soul, and he lived in a hut smeared with cow dung.
And then it’s not easier — malaria, pregnancy, working in your own grocery store and disappointment.
The differences in mentality became so obvious, Lketingi became very jealous of his wife, and Corinna made an important decision in life – to run away with her daughter to Switzerland.
She left several letters to her loved ones, deceived her husband and flew away.
She returned there 14 years later, when her daughter Napirai became an adult, before that she was afraid to visit the country, because Lketinga could forbid Napirai to return back.
Her ex-African husband had a hard time surviving her escape — he was expelled from the warriors and he began to drink a lot.
Now Corinna lives in Switzerland and paints pictures.
And Lketinga has another family and several offspring for a long time.
He looks pretty sad in the photo. His people do not welcome divorces and his wife’s escape has hit his reputation in the community.
Corinna Hofmann wrote an autobiographical novel called “The White Maasai” to tell about her life in Africa and after it.
But now Corinne is not alone. For a long time she has been posting photos of traveling with a man of her age on her official social media page.