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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Eclipse of the Spirit : Stories from the Tibetan Community in Sydney : A Community in Exile
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'Eclipse of the Spirit records the experiences of eighteen Tibetan refugees who were forced to flee their homeland to seek safety in exile or who were born to a life in exile. These inspiring men and women have since commenced a new chapter of their life in the North Beaches Penninsula of Sydney. ... Each story shows the impact of ongoing human rights violations on daily life, hazardous journeys, loss of homeland and culture, separation from family and friends and the challenges associated with starting a new life in exile.' -- Introduction and back cover


  • Dedication: Dedicated to all Tibetans who have suffered since 1949, and to those who continue to suffer. Their spirit has been eclipsed by the difficulties of Chinese occupation, which we hope will soon pass, allowing their identity and culture to survive.
  • 'Most of the stories were collected in Tibetan before translation into English and all drafts were checked by participants for accuracy. To protect the identity of refugees, and of family members still living in Tibet, the names of all refugees have been changed, and the photos do not portray any of the Tibetans interviewed for this book' (pp. 2-3).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Dee Why, Northern Beaches area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Gyang-Bod Inc , 2009 .
      Extent: iv, 124 p.p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), map, ports
      ISBN: 9780646509549 (pbk.)
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