By Corinne Hofmann
In a gorgeous own pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, writer of the worldwide bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to discover the heart-warming and heart-breaking tales of unforgettable humans and locations. Joined by means of her half-Kenyan daughter, Napirai, and touring Kenya jointly for the 1st time, they observe Napirai's roots and at last meet her father and half-siblings. Hofmann then treks 500 miles around the Namibian wilderness to find the lives of the nomadic Himba humans.
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He was heading all the way to Anchorage—120 miles away. Now, so was I. ” he asked. “No,” I said. ” “It’s like boot camp for cleanup workers,” he said. The day before, he’d completed that final step in the hiring process and was now on his way home to Anchorage to await a call-up for duty. When he learned I had no interest in the work, he responded the same way the Fairbanks guys and Jack and Ali had: he was flabbergasted. “It’ll be cool,” he said. ” He wanted to turn around and take me back to Valdez.
So I marched straight from the bookstore back to the job placement center. 22 Dishwasher “I need a job,” I told the lady behind the counter. ” she asked. “Doesn’t matter,” I said. ” “Then you should go to Jack in the Box,” she said. ” I caught the bus to Jack in the Box, filled out the application and was told to start the next day. Less than 24 hours after I got the axe from the bookstore, I stood wearing a paper hat and a polyester knit shirt sizing up the vats of hot grease. As fry cook, I was responsible for deep-frying French fries, fruit pies and tacos—scutwork that any simpleton could do.
Crap, I thought, I don’t want to do this. In the rear—out of sight of both customers and my coworkers—I found a sink full of dirty spatulas, trays, food storage containers, French fry racks and the like. I wanted to slip out the back door and split. But then what? Slink back to the job placement office to ask them, now that I’d blown a second job, could I please have a third? As I stood at the sinks, a cook sidled up to me. He looked over his shoulder, then slipped me a burger. “That’s a raw deal you got,” he said.
Africa, My Passion by Corinne Hofmann