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The Resource Yak girl : growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, Dorje Dolma

Yak girl : growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, Dorje Dolma

Label
Yak girl : growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal
Title
Yak girl
Title remainder
growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal
Statement of responsibility
Dorje Dolma
Title variation
Growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dolma, Dorje
Dewey number
  • 954.960092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS493.9.T53
LC item number
D66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dolma, Dorje
  • Tibetans
  • Girls
  • Tibetan Americans
  • Women immigrants
  • Scoliosis
  • Dolpā (Nepal)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Yak girl : growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, Dorje Dolma
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A paperback original"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985074234
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Sentient Publications edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9781591812883
Lccn
2017035762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)985074234
Label
Yak girl : growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, Dorje Dolma
Publication
Note
"A paperback original"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985074234
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Sentient Publications edition.
Extent
xvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9781591812883
Lccn
2017035762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)985074234

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