Yak Girl

Dorje Dolma will talk about her remarkable childhood, the focus of her memoir, Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal (Sentient Publications, 2018), on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in Higgins Room, 310. Dolma was born in an undeveloped region of Nepal, high in the mountains bordering Tibet. She was the oldest of eleven children, only six of whom survived their harsh living conditions. At age ten, Dolma’s parents took her on a month-long trek to Kathmandu to find help for a life-threatening disease. There they encountered Westerners who brought Dolma to the US for life-saving surgery. Through vignettes of daily life, Dolma tells a story of loss and survival, and offers a vivid picture of the practice of centuries-old Tibetan traditions. Sponsor: Asian Studies.

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