Kate Karko Namma: A Tibetan Love Story

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Namma: A Tibetan Love Story

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9780340767399: Namma: A Tibetan Love Story

In this story of her love and marriage to Tibetan, Tsedup, Kate Karko tells of the plight of the dignified, nomadic Tibetans, as the tale unravels of a girl from the suburbs, who went to live in a tent on the roof of the world. Paperback edition ISBN 0340794631.

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About the Author:

Kate Karko has a BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies from Portsmouth Polytechnic, a foundation diploma from Winchester School of Art and two years of a BA (Hons) in Constructed Textiles from Middlesex University. She currently mixes writing at home with freelance design for magazines in London and lives in North London with her husband.

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On holiday in Northern India, Kate Karko met and fell in love with a striking young nomad in exile from his Chinese-occupied Tibetan homeland. A year later they were married, bringing about an unusual meeting of two cultures. This is the non-fiction account of how they returned to England, where a man at home in the remote grasslands of Amdo had to adjust to the English suburbs. And then of how they made an extraordinary journey to be with his tribal family in Tibet, before returning again to settle in London. It's an interesting account of the meeting of cultures - colourfully informative about the little-known nomadic tribes of Tibet, and more than incidentally so about Tibet's current fate at the hands of the Chinese. Sub-titled A Tibetan Love Story, it does sail at times a little close to a rather misty-eyed form of romanticism, but is in general a readable and winning account of a life-altering adventure, written with a mature openness towards and respect for the totally "other" way of life in which the author attempts to immerse herself.

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