Prose

The Tibetan short story is a relatively young but vibrant medium. We could have included any number of prominent examples here, and those selected are by no means comprehensive. Our one excerpt from a full-length Tibetan work, Joys and Sorrows of a Naktsang Kid, hopefully gives the reader some small impression of this quite different medium.

Chimi, the Free Man

by Tashi Dawa, translated from the Tibetan by Herbert Batt. This translation originally appeared in Song of the Snow Lion: New Writing from Tibet, a special issue of the University of Hawaii’s journal Manoa, volume 12 number 2, in late 2000. The issue was edited by Tsering Shakya, Batt, and Fr

Tomorrow’s Weather Will Be Better

by Tashi Pelden, translated from the Tibetan by Yangdon Dhondup. This translation originally appeared in Song of the Snow Lion: New Writing from Tibet, a special issue of the University of Hawaii’s journal Manoa, volume 12 number 2, in late 2000. The issue was edited by Tsering Shakya, Herbert