For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

by Rosemary Mahoney

Braille, 2014



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Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and imPreschoolssed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate
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further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking opPreschoolssion endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world.
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Little, Brown and Company (2014), Edition: 1st, 304 pages

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587 p.


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