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.
Corinne Hofmann was born in 1960 of a French mother and a German father in Frauenfield in the Swiss canton of Thurgau, now lives in a villa on Lake Lugano with her teenage daughter. She had an international bestseller with The White Masai, an autobiographical account of her life in Kenya, which has since been translated into more than twenty languages and has spawned a film adaptation, seen by more than one million people when released in Germany in 2005. Her second book, Back from Africa described her attempt to start a new life back in Switzerland, and Reunion in Barsoli about her return to Kenya where husband and wife are reunited, after 14 years are still riding high on the bestseller lists.