By Yangzom Brauen
[i]A robust, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan girls whose lives are without end replaced while 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
[/i]Kunsang inspiration she might 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. even though uncomplicated, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the religious in all issues. She married a monk, had teenagers, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer 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 little thing. while infantrymen arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their direction, Kunsang and her family members fled around the Himalayas merely to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a unprecedented flip of occasions that may eternally switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy thinking about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately successful her center and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom could be born.
Many tales lie hidden till the ideal 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 publication jam-packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet sooner than the coming of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, decided ladies who are linked by an unbreakable relations bond.
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Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen