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Dead People Talking (Collection of Poems)
By: Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa

Dead People Talking (Collection of Poems)

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Author: Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 8186230602
Publication Date: 2008

Product Code: 17192

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Born in Lhasa, Tibet in 1943 and educated in Tibet, India and the United States, Tsoltim Ngima Shakabpa, known popularly as T.N., served the Tibetan Government-in-Exile as a Managing Director of the Tibetan Industrial Rehabilitation Society, a semi-Tibetan government agency, and successfully resettled 7,000 Tibetan refugees in small scale industrial projects in Himachal Pradesh in India. Later, he established an outstanding career as a senior American international banker and was also Chairman and President of an investment bank in Texas until he was struck with a heart-wrenching stomach cancer, followed by a debilitating stroke in 1999. Not one to succumb to such crushing setbacks, T.N. became the President of the Tibetan Association of Washington and founded the festival TIBETFEST, which to this day is one of Seattle Citys most outstanding annual festivals attracting over 100, 000 people. He has sixth book, is mostly about his motherland, Tibet, and about his love of nature and other captivating subjects and is a prolific and sensitive poet who write genuinely from the heart. He began writing poetry in English in 1967 and is one of the first Tibetans, if not the first, to write poetry in English. T.N. has received many awards, among which were a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION in 2002 from the Office of Tibet in New York for His Service to the Tibetan Community in the State of Washington, THE EDITORS CHOICE AWARD in 2005 from the International Library of Poetry for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, and the MOST DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD in 2007 from the prestigious school, St. Josephs School, North Point, in Darjeeling (India) for His Achievements and Service to His Community. Further, T.N. was featured in the book, THE BEST POETS AND POEMS OF 2003, and in the book, THE INTERNATIONAL WHOS WHO IN POETRY, published in 2004. T.N. is the Executive Director of TSEPON WANGCHUK DEDEN SHAKABPA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization established in memory of his late father, who was a world-renowned Tibetan historian, educator, statesman, freedom fighter and former Finance Minister of independent Tibet. T.N. has two grown children, Wangchuk and Pema, who have established successful careers and continue to follow in their family's legacy of fighting for Tibet's freedom. He lives with his supportive wife, Vilma, in California.

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