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The Translator: A Memoir

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The young life of Daoud Hari-his friends call him David-has been one of bravery and mesmerizing adventure. The Translator is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world, an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time: the brutal genocide under way in Darfur.

In 2003, Daoud Hari, a Zaghawa tribesman, was among the hundreds of thousands of villagers attacked and driven from their homes by Sudanese-government-backed militia groups. Though Haris village was burned to the ground, his family decimated and dispersed, he himself escaped, eventually finding safety across the border. With his high school knowledge of languages, Hari offered his services as a translator and guide. In doing so, however, he had to return to the heart of darkness-and he has risked his life again and again to help ensure that the story of his people is told while there is still time to save them.

Synopsis:

"I am the translator who has taken journalists into dangerous Darfur. It is my intention now to take you there in this book, if you have the courage to come with me." "The Translator" is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in a dangerous world.

About the Author

Daoud Hari was born in the Darfur region of Sudan. After escaping an attack on his village, he entered the refugee camps in Chad and began serving as a translator for major news organizations including The New York Times, NBC, and the BBC, as well as the United Nations and other aid groups. He now lives in the United States and was part of SaveDarfur.org's Voices from Darfur tour.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812979176
Author:
Hari, Daoud
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Sudan - History - Darfur Conflict, 2003-
Subject:
Hari, Daoud
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.00x5.46x.60 in. .41 lbs.

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Africa » Sudan
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
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