‘I Will Carry the Sky’

Review of book A Home in Tibet by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Interpretations of our reality by outsiders telling fantastic tales have turned us into a mono-coloured one-size-fits-all single commodity.

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About TibetWrites

is a not-for-profit site dedicated to Tibetan people, to writers, and to Tibet. It aims to bring together poetry and writings by Tibetans, and make it accessible to Tibetans around the globe. emerged from a core of writers and poets creating in the English language; we now include translators fluent in Chinese, English, and Tibetan, …

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Predictable

Atop a trestle table / A Chinese man lays out / Four skinned dogs, / All equal sizes but one has

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Bhuchung D Sonam

Bhuchung D Sonam is the author of several books, including Yak Horns: Notes on Contemporary Tibetan Writing, Music, Film & Politics and Songs of the Arrow. He has edited Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry, and compiled and translated Burning the Sun’s Braids: New Poetry from Tibet. Bhuchung writes at . His writings …

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Must We Love the Party?

Whatever reasoning compelled the prime minister to make this statement, it has stretched the Middle Way policy to an extent where it makes absolutely no sense.

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Hu’s menacing dogs are they?

The bleak scenario in China, perhaps, is an opportunity for the Tibetans to renew their passion, recalibrate their strategies, and be even more focussed in their struggle for a free Tibet.

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Vital Lessons from Urgent Times

The biggest lesson we can learn from witnessing these furious global uprisings for justice and equality is for us to have an organized resistance that can provide a clear vision and strategic direction.

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Freedom of Tongue

Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language.

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A Diamond in the Dust

Review of film Acho Namgyal: Shey Kyi Jinpa by Sonam Tashi and Eric Henningsen

Shey Kyi Jinpa constitutes both a timely and, hopefully, restorative vehicle – offering the possibility of a renaissance of interest in Nangma, and the birth of a new generation of Tibetan musicians.

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A Pale View of the Himalayas

Review of book Songs from a Distance by Bhuchung Sonam

This is perhaps what pushes writers like Sonam and Tsundue to their desks every morning to sing the songs of freedom on behalf of their silenced brethren behind the pale hills of the Himalayas. Their songs are sad and touching of course, but they are never depressing.

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Losar

We should celebrate Losar / Some say … / To open a new chapter / Be Tibetan,

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Change Change Change

For any Tibetan who sees only familiar characters for the post of the next prime minister, — open up your universe a little more.

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New Man Same Chair

The fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve the issue of Tibet.

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