Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu
A Girlhood at the End of the World

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The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas--a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together--she leaves her mother's house.
 

About Yang Erche Namu

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Yang Erche Namu is a professor of anthropology at St. Mary's College of California.
 
Published September 3, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Though she had to live in the wider world, Namu writes, “We both knew now that I would always come back.” Rich in local color and lore, an evocative introduction to a unique way of life.

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With the help of anthropologist Mathieu, singer Namu describes growing up on the Chinese-Tibetan border in Moso country, "the Country of the Daughters." Detailing her late-1960s, early-'

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With the help of anthropologist Mathieu, singer Namu describes growing up on the Chinese-Tibetan border in Moso country, "the Country of the Daughters."

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