The Cave of the Yellow Dog

Author(s): Dbyambasuren Davaa

Travel Writing

Davaa, a young filmmaker, returns to her native country and to the region where she grew up to show us life among the nomadic people. Through the touching story of the young girl Nansaa and her little dog Zochor, she depicts the freedom of life on the steppes, as well as the spirituality of the people and the significance of the Buddhist faith. Delicate and poignant, Davaa's story also highlights the increasing tensions as these rich traditions come into conflict with the demands of modern urban life. Following the international success of The Story of the Weeping Camel, director Byambasuren Davaa takes us on a journey into another world, and through poetic writing and exquisite photography she reveals the magic of a culture very different from our own.


Product Information

'Turn to the book . . . for lessons about fun, survival and community that only Mongolians can teach' NEW STATESMAN 'Exquisite. . . masterful. . . a delightful account of a culture threatened by progress' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Davaa was born in Mongolia in 1971 and grew up there. She now lives in Germany and is a filmmaker, most recently of THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL. She made the film and wrote the book with the director, Lisa Reisch.

General Fields

  • : 9781844084562
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : February 2008
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 951.70086918
  • : 160
  • : Indigenous peoples
  • : 24pp of colour
  • : Dbyambasuren Davaa
  • : Paperback
  • : 1