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Childhood in Tibet: Tendol's Story
By: Therese Obrecht Hodler

A Childhood in Tibet: Tendol's Story, Therese Obrecht Hodler


 
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Author: Therese Obrecht Hodler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780670094202
Publication Date: 2021

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The true account of a woman who endured the atrocities of the Chinese occupation for more than two decades but never gave up.

Tendol Namling turned 60 in March 2019. She was born at the time when the Dalai Lama fled from Lhasa and the uprising of his people by the Chinese People's Army was brutally suppressed. She has lived for 22 years under Chinese rule. As the daughter of a high government official, she underwent the ordeal of 're-education' with full force. All she has kept from these years are painful memories and some crumpled photographs. They show her with her friends and cousins in Lhasa, smiling as if nothing had happened. When Tendol turned 10 her brother was arrested and her mother sentenced to ten years in prison. Tendol was sent to work in road construction for several years. At the age of 20 she was allowed to start an apprenticeship as motor mechanic. Thanks to the efforts of her family in exile, Tendol was able to leave Tibet in 1982. After twenty years of hardship she landed in prosperous Switzerland. It felt as if she had to start her life all over again. She struggled but she never gave up. She founded a family and a business and reconciled herself with the painful past.In Tendol's words, 'this little book is dedicated to all the Tibetans who continue to rebel against the Chinese occupation'.

A Childhood in Tibet: Tendol's Story, Therese Obrecht Hodler, Penguin Random House, Hardcover, 208 pages, $16.95

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