Back to March 10, 2009: 50th Commemoration of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising

Day 48: Ama Adhe

Ama Adhe Tapontsang
Age: 76 (Year of Birth: 1932)
Former political prisoner; spent 27 years in prison

"I am free now. There are no guards outside my door. There is enough to eat. Yet an exile can never forget the severed roots of beginnings, the precious fragments of which are always within the heart…As I pass through the hours of each day, I feel my heart remains with the memories of my family and friends whose bones have become part of a land now tread by strangers." – Ama Adhe

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