Original Title: Kein Pfad führt zurück. Aufbruch in ein neues Leben
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
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Publishing House: Südwest
Date of publication:
October 3, 2011
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"No one has ever before told with such commitment about the escape of the Tibetan people from their homeland." Carina Harrer, Heinrich Harrer's widow
In the year 2000, Maria Blumencron accompanied a group of Tibetan refugees as far as Dharamsala in northern India, where the Dalai Lama had had the first Tibetan children's village built for refugee children from his homeland. It was on this route that she first met Chime. The girl was beginning a new life, separated from her parents, who had to remain in Tibet. When Chime first realised at the age of fifteen that she would never see her mother again she went through a deep personal crisis.
The author describes how a little nine-year-old refugee girl becomes a young, modern exile-Tibetan. Chime tells us about her childhood with all its ups and down, fears and setbacks; of the big opportunity she has of getting an education and vocational training in exile and a new perspective in life; but she also tells of her ever-present yearning for her mother, for her family and her home country of Tibet. In contrast to the majority of exile children, whose special education also indoctrinates them, Chime not only sees China's mistaken Tibet policy, she also views the community of exile Tibetans with a critical eye.
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