By Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)
Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi self reliant Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her early life; mom and dad; paternal grandmother's youth and demise; village lifestyles together with kid's video games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her reviews at fundamental tuition; a surrogate grandfather; her youngest brother; neighborhood lunar New yr festivities; her time at heart tuition together with a different good friend and love letters; her education at Qinghai general college in Xining urban; her time in India together with collage reviews, travels, operating in an NGO, and dealing at a decision middle in Delhi; and her go back to China. additionally incorporated are unique poems, 3 tales by way of Li Xiaoqiong's grandmother, and pictures of Li Xiaoqiong's village and of her time in India.
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We called more boys to join us on the way. All of us were very excited and forgot that the weather was extremely hot. There were five of us and I was the only girl. When we reached the orchard we saw what seemed like thousands of apples dangling from the trees. The apples seemed shy too, hiding their red cheeks behind the leaves. We knocked some off their branches by throwing stones at them. When we were about to collect the apples, two dogs suddenly appeared and began chasing us. Terrified, we ran as 48 fast as we could, having utterly forgotten the apples.
I looked for them everywhere, but found nothing. I was disappointed with myself. Class would start in ten minutes and I needed twenty minutes to walk to school. With an empty bag, I set off running to school. When I arrived at school the bell was ringing. I was late for class and since I didn't have my books, my teacher was really furious and ordered me outside. I tried to explain what had happened, but my words fell on deaf ears. "You are just a naughty girl. Nothing you say is true," the teacher said, pointing outside.
Once, I was sleeping in the classroom with my mouth open wide. I was dreaming about food, and saliva poured from my mouth. The students and even the teacher noticed, and gathered around, pointing and laughing at me. When I awoke I was very embarrassed. Afterwards, I became even more withdrawn, and was too shy to talk in front of those people. Time crept by even more slowly. 50 2012. Two of my cousins wear Yi clothing (Li Xiaoqiong). 51 FAKE GRANDFATHER A NEW GRANDFATHER A fter Grandmother passed away, I smiled at the sky whenever I felt unhappy, hoping that Grandmother would see me.
A Namuyi Tibetan Woman's Journey from Chinese Village to Indian City to Beijing by Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)