Africa, My Passion

By Corinne Hofmann

Translator: Peter Millar

Format: Paperback

In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles across the Namibian desert to discover the lives of the nomadic Himba people.

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In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places, then treks 500 miles across the Namibian desert to discover the lives of the nomadic Himba people. Joined by her half-Kenyan daughter, Napirai, they travel to Nairobi together for the first time to discover Napirai s roots and finally meet her father and half-siblings. Africa, My Passion is a poignant, touching and exciting story about one woman's love affair with a unique man, which led to a lifelong obsession with Africa. Moving, vividly recounted, eye-opening and, above all, filled with passionate hope and unparalleled detail, this is an extraordinary sequel to a bestselling series of memoirs.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 15 Jan 2014
ISBN 9781908129451
Number of Pages 210

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'She is a brilliant observer ... A talented writer, describing the consequences of a passion that combines elements of a holiday romance with troubling fantasies about the noble savage'

'Narrated with genuine affection for all things African.'

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