Sixty years after its writing, Rinchen Lhamo's We Tibetans remains one of the most engaging and comprehensive accounts of Tibet and her people ever to have appeared. Born and raised in Kham, a province of Tibet, the author was the first Tibetan woman in history to marry a European, leave her homeland and settle in the West. This book never fails to contrast Tibetan society's tacit assumption with their counterparts in the West. Augmented by an excellent historical introduction and a plethora of details from folk tales to children's games, this book is a genuine classic; simple, harmonious and totally captivating.
i>We Tibetans, Rinchen Lhamo, 228 pages, $9.00