Published by Verso Books, “Tibet on Fire” by Woeser, translated by Kevin Carrico, will be available from January 12, 2016.
Regular visitors to High Peaks Pure Earth will be very familiar with Woeser’s writings and all her translated blogposts can be accessed using this link: http://highpeakspureearth.com/category/woeser/
From the Verso Books website:
Since the 2008 uprising, nearly 150 Tibetan monks have set fire to themselves in protest at the Chinese occupation of their country. Most have died from their injuries. Author Tsering Woeser is a prominent voice of the Tibetan movement, and one of the few Tibetan authors to write in Chinese. Her stirring acts of resistance have led to her house arrest, where she remains under close surveillance to this day. Tibet On Fire is her account of the oppression Tibetans face and the ideals driving those who resist, both the self-immolators and other Tibetans like herself.
With a cover image designed by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, Tibet on Fire is angry and cogent: a clarion call for the world to take action.
For an extract from Tibet on Fire titled “Why are Tibetans setting themselves on Fire?” which was originally published in the New York Review of Books, click here: http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2444-why-are-tibetans-setting-themselves-on-fire
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