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Ama Adhe: The Voice That Remembers

The story that Ama Adhe (Ama means mother and is used as a form of address) tells is not one that most people will want to hear. It depicts in graphic detail the capacity for inhumanity that besieges us, reminding us of our collective failure at creating a sensible world. Ama Adhe’s story documents the particular tragedy that is the story of Tibetan peoples since their country was invaded by communist China in the 1950s. It is the story of the brutal subjugation, political repression, and cultural destruction that has continued apace, with but brief periods of respite, to the present.