Sunday 27 July 2008
"For fifty years, Tibet has been a largely silent world, one where no Tibetan speaks out openly. But in 2003 the Tibetan poet Woeser stepped forward from the shadows with Notes on Tibet, a set of uniquely frank essays on modern life which, though quickly suppressed, were followed by major works of poetry, reportage, history, and cyberjournalism. She found herself compelled to move from Lhasa to Beijing, where, under constant harassment by the authorities, she has continued, as if without fear, to produce work that is honest, lyrical, and daring.
"This collection of her poems, translated with great care and elegance by A. E. Clark, allows outsiders for the first time to hear a Tibetan voice speaking eloquently from inside Tibet about such forbidden subjects as imprisonment, injustice, and Tibetan history, as well as about life, love, memory, faith, and loss. She brings a passionate engagement and a keen sensibility to the felt experience of contemporary Tibetan life."
See online : Tibet’s True Heart - Ragged Banner