A Namuyi Tibetan Woman's Journey from Chinese Village to by Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)

By Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma)

Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi self reliant Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her formative years; mom and dad; paternal grandmother's adolescence and dying; village existence together with kid's video games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her reports at basic university; a surrogate grandfather; her youngest brother; neighborhood lunar New yr festivities; her time at heart university together with a distinct pal and love letters; her education at Qinghai common college in Xining urban; her time in India together with collage studies, travels, operating in an NGO, and dealing at a decision heart in Delhi; and her go back to China. additionally integrated are unique poems, 3 tales through Li Xiaoqiong's grandmother, and images of Li Xiaoqiong's village and of her time in India.

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During the fifteen days of the New Year period, Mother told us to enjoy ourselves. We couldn't fight, cry, or work, and we couldn't scold anyone. We had to be joyful the whole time, because a year that started with crying was sure to end with crying. To ensure that we had a good year, we all strictly followed this rule. Those fifteen days were always my favorite time of the year. Since Father was often away and Younger Brother and I were in school, I appreciated the whole family being together.

On the second day of her journey, she was totally exhausted and felt very hungry. Suddenly a cuonumi appeared. She was so scared that she could not run or struggle. She knew cuonumi were very fast. The cuonumi killed her and took her corpse and belongings to the mountains. Many days passed and the cuonumi thought of going to the woman's home and eating her children. She put on the dead mother's clothes and started her journey. When she reached the dead woman's house, she knocked on the door loudly and rudely bellowed, "Sons and daughter!

When he finished chanting he burned the coffin and put all the ashes in a pot. Then the pazi and the village men took the pot to an intersection of three roads and buried it. After the ritual, the pazi told the villagers that the ghosts had been banished and would never return. He also said that no more children would vanish. Everything returned to normal and from that time on, corpses were cremated. 38 2012. Two of my older relatives in my village (Li Xiaoqiong). 39 VILLAGE LIFE CHILDREN'S GAMES V illage adults were often occupied with household chores and farm work.

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