By Yangzom Brauen
A strong, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan girls whose lives are ceaselessly replaced whilst Chairman Mao's purple military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom
Kunsang idea she may by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. although basic, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a feeling of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had childrens, and lived in peace and prayer. yet now not for lengthy. there has been a announcing in Tibet: "When the iron chicken flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans could be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every thing. whilst squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their direction, Kunsang and her family members fled around the Himalayas basically to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced either her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, however the destiny held a rare flip of occasions that might perpetually switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy fascinated by Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally profitable her middle and hand, and taking mom and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom may be born.
Many tales lie hidden till the suitable individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a booklet choked with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as permitting us a unprecedented and brilliant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet prior to the arriving of the chinese language. most significantly, even though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 powerful, decided ladies who're associated by means of an unbreakable kinfolk bond.
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Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen