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!

Author Biography:

"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?"

-Dorje Dolma

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."

-Dorje Dolma

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591812883
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sentient Publications - January 7th, 2018

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.