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Author Dolma, Dorje, author.

Title Yak girl : growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal / Dorje Dolma.

Publication Info. Boulder, Colorado : Sentient Publications, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  954.96 DOLMA    Check Shelf
Edition First Sentient Publications edition.
Description xvi, 328 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary "This unusual memoir immerses the reader in the fascinating story of a spirited girl in a remote, undeveloped region of Nepal near the border of Tibet, a place made known to the world in Peter Matthieson's The Snow Leopard. Life above 13,000 feet in northern Dolpo--often called the last paradise because of its breathtaking snow-capped peaks, untouched beauty, and hand-irrigated green pastures--was one of constant risk and harsh survival. In the 1980s, Dolpo had no running water, electricity, motor vehicles, phones, school, or doctors, other than the local lamas, trained in the use of herbs and prayer. Dorje Dolma's life centered around the care of her numerous younger siblings and the family's sheep, goats, and yaks. At age five she began herding, taking the animals high in the mountains, where she fought off predatory wolves and snow leopards. Covering her first ten years, the story takes Dorje from her primitive mountain village to the bewildering city of Kathmandu, and finally to a new home in America, where she receives life-saving medical treatment. With humor, soul, and insightful detail, the author gives us vividly told vignettes of daily life and the practice of centuries-old Tibetan traditions. She details the heartbreaking trials, natural splendors, and familial joys of growing up in this mysterious, faraway part of the world with its vanishing culture. This is the inspiring story of an indomitable spirit conquering all obstacles, a tale of a girl with a disability on her way to becoming a dynamic woman in a new world."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Dolma, Dorje.
Tibetans -- Nepal -- Dolpā -- Biography.
Girls -- Nepal -- Biography.
Tibetan Americans -- Biography.
Women immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Scoliosis -- Patients -- Biography.
Dolpā (Nepal) -- Biography.
Girls. (OCoLC)fst00942866
Scoliosis -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst01109030
Tibetan Americans. (OCoLC)fst01150636
Tibetans. (OCoLC)fst01150682
Women immigrants. (OCoLC)fst01177764
Nepal. (OCoLC)fst01206102
Nepal -- Dolpā (OCoLC)fst01228067
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Title Growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal
Other Form: Online version: Dolma, Dorje, author. Yak girl. First Sentient Publications edition. Boulder, Colorado : Sentient Publications, [2018] 9781591812890 (DLC) 2017037006
ISBN 9781591812883
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