Escape from Tibet
Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom. Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn’t seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspicious and ever-watchful eyes of the Chinese authorities. Unbeknownst to Tenzin, Pasang has conspired with their mother to leave again—taking his younger brother with him, this time, in search of a better life. Based on the true story of the brothers’ journey in the mid-1990s first made into an acclaimed documentary by Nick Gray, Escape from Tibet is a riveting tale of courage, adventure, and triumph. A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an introduction provide historical context. Black and white photographs of Nick Gray’s travels through Tibet vividly evoke the boys’ homeland, and a timeline, glossary, and maps further contextualize the Tibetans’ controversial and ongoing struggle with China.
The graphic depiction of their experiences is so riveting that it reads like fiction, making the photographic insert a jarring reminder of reality. A valuable and fascinating resource, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama. (Kirkus Reviews 2014-09-14)
Gripping...the tension and excitement unresolved until the final pages. (Mary Craig, author of Tears of Blood: A Cry for Ti 2013-02-01)
Number of Pages: 164
Publisher: Annick Press
Author: Nick Gray (Author), Laura Scandiffio (Contributor)
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches