Dorje Dolma: Yak Girl
Please join us in welcoming Dorje Dolma to Auntie's Bookstore to discuss her childhood growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal!
"Growing up in Dolpo, Nepal, in the high Himalayas, herding yaks, goats, sheep and cows from age five to ten years old, I never imagined myself as an artist or an author. In fact, I did not know what they were. I think life is both unexplainable and magical. How in the world does a girl from a 15,000-foot-high village with no schools–a girl who thought buses were giant cows–come to the U.S. and get into a university with 30,000 students so she can get her degree in Fine Arts? And how does she then go on to write a book about her life?"
About the Book, "Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal":
"My book, Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal, includes many stories of my childhood, immersing the reader in a centuries-old way of life. It contrasts this with the chaotic bustle of Kathmandu, where my family brought me when I was ten to get me medical help. It’s the only memoir by a native of Dolpo, and I wrote it to tell the world about the beauties and challenges of my homeland. I will be donating part of the proceeds from sales of my book to organizations that are working to make life better for the people of Dolpo."
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This unusual memoir immerses the reader in the fascinating story of a spirited girl in a remote, undeveloped region of Nepal near the border of Tibet, a place made known to the world in Peter Matthiesen's The Snow Leopard.