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Everyday Exile (English Edition) di [Winand, Tammy]
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Can you imagine going on a very long trip, by foot, in winter, as a child, not knowing what awaits you or if you will ever go home? Can you imagine being separated from your family, in a foreign land where you barely speak the language, able to communicate with them only by phone, and even then only in a sort of code because your calls are being monitored? Can you imagine going to prison for expressing your desire for basic human rights?

These are among the issues which are everyday reality for hundreds of Tibetans leaving occupied Tibet. Most of them end up, at least temporarily, in a small village in the Himalayan foothills called Dharamsala, where their exiled leader has lived for over 50 years.

Writer and photographer Tammy Winand spent 16 months between November 2009 and October 2011 living in the Himalayan regions of north India and Nepal, volunteering with various non-profits dedicated to improving life for the Tibetan exile communities there. Her first manuscript from this experience, EveryDay Exile, provides an intimate glimpse into a foreign culture few westerners ever have the opportunity to experience.

McleodGanj, also known as Upper Dharamsala, is a hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, situated in the foothills of the Himalayan Dhauladhar Range. It became the capital of the Tibetan government in exile in 1960 and is the official residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet. An estimated 60,000 Tibetan exiles live in the immediate area. There are more than 20 official Tibetan exile settlements in India and Nepal, of which Ms. Winand has visited five.

During her first visit, Tammy's students, including several former political prisoners, monks and nuns, shared stories of survival and hopes for the future which moved her deeply. On her return to the United States, speaking to others about her experiences in the Tibetan community, the lack of general knowledge about these issues inspired her to create a project to make Tibetan voices heard.

Everyday Exile aims to present a first-hand narrative that anyone from school child to adult can learn and benefit from. It is not intended to be scholarly nor comprehensive. The book is aimed at those with little or no knowledge of Tibetan culture or history. It is the book the author wishes someone had handed to her when she first arrived in the Tibetan community.


Tammy Winand is a writer, photographer and artist who recently returned to her hometown of York, PA after almost a decade. Her passion for travel and other cultures has led her to live in 8 US states and 4 countries, from the Grand Canyon of Arizona to the Himalayan foothills of north India. Her writing draws upon these travels for setting and mood. Her journalism regarding Tibetan exile communities has appeared on CNN, culled from her Dharamsala iReports, and in The Tibet Post international. Tammy recounts attending teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his exile home of McleodGanj, India as among the most uplifting and life changing events in her unconventional life. Tammy loves tea, cats, and chocolate and prays for peace and interfaith understanding.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 652 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 80
  • Editore: Tammy Winand; 1 edizione (15 novembre 2012)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00A8QWOS2
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5.0 su 5 stelle A worthy effort. 18 gennaio 2013
Di rcmwandering - Pubblicato su
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I'll get my one reservation out of the way right up front.

There are no pictures.

This is disappointing, as Ms. Winand is a gifted photographer in a locale which is probably unfamiliar to much of the audience, and although she has a gift for description, actual photos would be nice.

Okay, there's the downside, and so much for that. The rest is raves.

Stylistically, this book would never make it to a mainstream press; they wouldn't know what to do with it or how to market it. And that's their loss.

_Everyday Exile_ isn't a travelogue, exactly. Nor is it a history book, a profile of the people, a political analysis, or really any form of conventional or commercially viable narrative. It's just exactly what it promises to be: a handbook to life in the Tibetan Exile community in India for newcomers, visitors, armchair travellers or the idly curious. It reads somewhat like a Herb Caen piece - a bit of this, some of that, an inside look over here, a few words about this other thing, and then off to something completely different. It hangs together largely because of Ms. Winand's fine eye for detail and gift for description. For me the best way to read it is not so much front-to-back (though the Kindle format lends itself to the approach) but as sort of a treasure hunt. Pick a section and go through it, and tomorrow hit another one.

At the end I don't feel that I've been down this road, exactly... but I do want this book stored safely in the reader, just on the off chance that I wake up and find myself on it.

Well done.
4.0 su 5 stelle Very readable Tibetan background information 28 ottobre 2013
Di Susan C. Metzel - Pubblicato su
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This book provides excellent detailed background information for those interested in becoming more educated about the plight of Tibetans in exile as well as those still living in Chinese-controlled Tibet.
It should be required reading for every high school student as so few Americans are aware of the atrocities committed against Tibetans since 1959 - and continuing today.
Bravo, Ms. Winand, for your efforts to deliver this information to all English-speaking individuals.
5.0 su 5 stelle Incredible Insight 11 dicembre 2012
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I was fascinated by the true life personal stories that gave a shocking, yet heartfelt, view into the lives of everyday people living in the Tibetan settlements of India and Nepal. The author, Tammy Winand, skillfully educates the reader to this current world situation with candid insights from the people experiencing it first hand. Everyday Exile is filled with stories of personal and political survival, and I felt hope for humanity within its pages.
4.0 su 5 stelle Well Written, Well Informed 9 aprile 2013
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A first hand account of the Tibetan lifestyles written for people who have been to India and can relate as well as for those of us who have never been but gives an inside look at their daily lives. The author, Tammy Winand, has an easy flow of informative text sure to enhance the understanding and knowledge of her extraordinary time spent with the Tibetan's in exile.
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2.0 su 5 stelle Poorly written and redundant material. 28 ottobre 2013
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I thought this would give me some insight into the situation for Tibetans in exile but instead it's a poorly written compilation of previous blog posts, reprints of other material and paraphrased conversations with locals. To be fair, the author did state that much of the book was indeed from her posts while living in India, but her writing is so poor it's hard to believe someone published this compilation.
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