Geographical : 2020-10-01

GEOGRAPHIC­AL REVIEWS : 53 : 53

GEOGRAPHIC­AL REVIEWS

Best known for her revelatory book about North Korea, Nothing to Envy, Barbara Demick returns with a familiar style but a new location. Choosing as her focus the small town of Ngaba, located in Sichuan Province, China, but Tibetan in every way, she uses the intimate, traumatic and inspiratio­nal stories of residents past and present to tell the wider story of modern Tibet. Beginning in 1958 during the early years of Chinese rule, she traces a land that has undergone profound by Andri Snær Magnason October 2020 • 53

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