Burning the Sun's Braids

Burning the Sun's Braids

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Burning the Sun’s Braids: New Poetry from Tibet is a powerful book of poetry from some of Tibet’s finest and most courageous contemporary poets including Chen Metak, Kyabchen Dedrol and Khawa Nyingchak. They have suffered for their courage and their fearless art. Their writing, sharp and precise, read like witness accounts rendered as poetry.

Burning the Sun’s Braids is Bhuchung D. Sonam’s most recent work, perhaps the first collection in English of contemporary poetry from Tibet. This book provides an alternative view of Tibet where creative artists play a crucial role to assert their voice as well as to inspire the ordinary people to carry out resistance against an outside force.

Bhuchung D. Sonam is an Tibetan writer living in Dharamsala. He is the author of five books.


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