Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

Yangzom Brauen


A robust, emotional memoir and a rare portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are ceaselessly replaced whilst Chairman Mao's crimson 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 concept 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 basic, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a feeling 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 should be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every thing. while squaddies arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every little thing of their direction, Kunsang and her family members fled around the Himalayas merely 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 may ceaselessly switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of an aesthetic younger Swiss guy lengthy serious about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately successful her middle and hand, and taking mom and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom should 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 ebook choked with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as permitting us a unprecedented and vibrant glimpse of existence in rural Tibet prior to the arriving of the chinese language. most significantly, although, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 powerful, made up our minds ladies who're associated by way of an unbreakable relations bond.

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