The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure



The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure
I thought this book was incredibly interesting. I can't imagine what it would have been like to be in her shoes. I, unlike a reviewer below, found her to be incredibly self-sacrificing in the face of so much hardship. She really wanted to make this relationship work and was willing to go to great lengths to do so, but her efforts to understand another culture were not reciprocated by the man she fell in love with. Cultural understanding is not a one way street, it must be mutual, and her husband's behavior towards the end of the book disturbed me in that he was simply not willing to understand her point of view. I didn't see her as trying to impose her European values on anyone, if anything she sacrificed many of her values many times over in order to be what the tribal people wanted her to be. It is easy to daydream about a 'happily ever after' ending, unfortunately that is not the case with this story, and honestly its probably more realistic that it lacked all the happiness that the author had at first imagined possible. It is a rough awakening to the truth of the world- that love doesn't always take the path you hope it will- and a good life lesson for anyone.
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