About the Book: Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History
It is a moving book about the lives of four Tibetan women under Chinese oppression. We learn about the vanishing culture of Tibet, following the women's lives as their world changes.
The Sky Train of the title refers to the railroad built by the Chinese to bring Han immigrants into Tibet and drain resources out of Tibet. The Author: took the train to Lhasa to revisit the women she had interviewed years earlier, and learns thru their stories, that despite all the terrible oppression, for the survival of the human spirit, the most important thing is to "Clean your heart. Keep the vision. 'Tibet' is a state of mind."
About the Author: Canyon Sam
Canyon Sam is a San Francisco writer, performance artist, and Tibet activist. Her one-woman show The Dissident was critically acclaimed in the Village Voice and the Boston Globe. Sky Train is her first book.
|Book:||Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History|
|Number of Pages:||372|
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