An Amcho's Recitation

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Tenzin Dickie
Pema Bhum

Abstract

A translation of the chapter An Amcho's Recitation from Pema Bhum's memoir Dran tho rdo ring ma, by Tenzin Dickie. 

Author Biographies

Tenzin Dickie, BDRC

Tenzin Dickie is a writer and translator. Her edited anthology, Old Demons, New Deities: 21 Short Stories from Tibet, was published in 2017 by OR Books. She has received an American Literary Translators' Association ALTA fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship for her literary work. She was formerly an editor at The Treasury of Lives, a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia and the Himalayan Region. She studied fiction and literary translation at Columbia University, English Literature at Harvard University, and everything else at the Tibetan Children's Village school in India.

Pema Bhum , Latse Project

Pema Bhum was formely the Director of the Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library in New York City, which is a project of the Trace Foundation, where he has worked since 1997. He holds an M.A. in Tibetan Studies from the Northwest Nationalities Institute in Lanzhou, Gansu Province (PRC), where he also taught Tibetan language and literature. After his arrival in India in 1988, he founded the first independent Tibetan language newspaper in exile, Dmangs-gtso, and the Tibetan literary magazine, Ljang-gzhon. From 1992-1996, he served as founding director of the Amnye Machen Institute in Dharamsala, India, and for two years taught Tibetan language and literature at Indiana University. He is author of two memoirs of the Cultural Revolution — Six Stars with a Crooked Neck (2001), and Dran tho rdo ring ma (2006)–as well as Heartbeat of a New Generation, now translated into three languages. He has also authored several articles, the most recent of which are published in issues of the Latse Library Newsletter.

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Literature in Translation
How to Cite
Dickie, T. ., & Bhum , P. . (2021). An Amcho’s Recitation. Waxing Moon, 1. Retrieved from https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/waxingmoon/article/view/7987