“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Tibetan Soul, by A Lai

By Helen Wang, published

Tibetan Soul Stories by Alai, translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping.

Alai has said that he seeks to demystify Tibet and to depict the Tibetan reality—the “noun” rather than the “adjectivized” Tibet offered by some outsiders. The stories collected here present various Tibetan realities, some drawn from legends, others inspired by daily life, by his home village, and by his extensive travels through the region.

Merwin Asia, February 2012, distributed by University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-1-937385-09-5 // ISBN 978-1-937385-08-8

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