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NAMMA: A TIBETAN LOVE STORY Kate Karko SIGNED

NAMMA: A TIBETAN LOVE STORY Kate Karko SIGNED

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First edition, first print hardback of NAMMA: A TIBETAN LOVE STORY, by Kate Karko and published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2000. Flatsigned by the author on the title page (see picture below).

The book is in near fine condition (clean blue boards and bright gold lettering on spine) with some minor wear to the dust jacket, which is not price clipped, although the top corner of the front free endpaper has been clipped (creasing to top edges, bumping to corners, nothing too drastic). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

Kate Karko's conventional, comfortable upbringing did not prepare her for meeting her Tibetan husband, Tsedup, in Northern India where he was living in exile. They came to live in England and after a total of nine agonising years away from his family he was eventually given permission to travel home as a British citizen. Kate left her job as a designer on a magazine for life in a tent on the roof of the world. She was welcomed as one of the tribe, given the name 'Namma', and lived with them on the vast and remote grasslands of Amdo at the far east of the Tibetan Plateau.

From milking yaks to collecting dung, cracking open the ice on the stream to wash each morning and battling with her lack of communication skills, it was a constant education in another way to be. She observed the nomads' ancient shamanic rituals and buddhist religious practices and through their worship of nature, she discovered a love for her new environment. The enormous cultural differences she encountered often led to a struggle with her identity and a questioning of her western values, but she found comfort in the knowledge that despite the polarity of the two cultures, life with her nomad family was a strangely familiar experience. It was love that had brought her and her husband together and it was love that brought her close to her new family and made her a part of them.

This book is about an exchange of cultures. A sharing. It is about discovering another people and discovering another self. There has never been such an intimate portrayal of the life of the Tibetan nomads.

305 pages, including glossary and several colour photographs.

ISBN: 0 340 76739 1

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NAMMA: A Tibetan Love Story By Kate Karko

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