By Yangzom Brauen
[i]A robust, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies 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
[/i]Kunsang idea 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. although basic, Kunsang's lifestyles gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the non secular in all issues. She married a monk, had young ones, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a asserting in Tibet: "When the iron poultry flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans can be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. whilst squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their course, Kunsang and her kin 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 rare flip of occasions that will endlessly swap her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy fascinated about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, finally successful her middle and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom might be born.
Many tales lie hidden till the correct 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 packed with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet prior to the coming of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, made up our minds girls who are linked by an unbreakable family members bond.
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Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom by Yangzom Brauen