Child Of Tibet: The Story Of Soname's Flight To Freedom
by Yangchen, Soname; Vicki Mackenzie
About This Book
Soname Yangchen, now a successful singer of traditional Tibetan songs, was born in the Tibetan countryside in 1973 during the Chinese occupation. For her own safety, her parents sent her to Lhasa, but the capital was no haven - Soname became a child slave. At 16, Soname escaped from Tibet, risking death in a six-week trek for freedom across the Himalayas. With Buddhist monks for company, she faced near starvation and the perpetual threat of discovery by Chinese soldiers. Relying on sheer willpower, she reached Kathmandu in Nepal, then made her way to Dharamsala in north India.
In this inspiring autobiography, we learn about a different culture and way of life, and witness how one woman's indomitable spirit sustained her through desperate circumstances, heartache (including giving up her youngest daughter), international singing success, and at last, reunion with her family.
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