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Author Hari, Daoud.

Title The translator : a tribesman's memoir of Darfur / Daoud Hari ; as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna.

Published New York : Random House, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  962.4043092 HARI    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. A Call from the Road -- 2. We Are Here -- 3. The Dead Nile -- 4. A Bad Time to Go Home -- 5. My Sister's Village -- 6. The End of the World -- 7. Homecoming -- 8. The Seven of Us -- 9. The Translator -- 10. Sticks for Shade -- 11. Two and a Half Million Stories -- 12. Connections -- 13. Nicholas Kristof and Ann Curry Reporting -- 14. Once More Home -- 15. Waking Up in N'Djamena -- 16. A Strange Forest -- 17. The Sixth Trip -- 18. What Can Change in Twenty-four Hours? -- 19. Some Boys Up Ahead with a Kalashnikov -- 20. Our Bad Situation Gets a Little Worse -- 21. Blindfolds, Please -- 22. We Came to Rescue You Guys -- 23. We Can't Think of Anything to Say -- 24. The Rules of Hospitality -- 25. Open House at the Torture Center -- 26. The Hawalya -- 27. My One Percent Chance -- Appendix 1. A Darfur Primer -- Appendix 2. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Summary "The young life of Daoud Hari - his friends call him David - has been one of bravery and mesmerizing adventure. He is a living witness to the brutal genocide under way in Darfur." "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. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon - while others around him were taking up arms - Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur." "Hari, a Zaghawa tribesman, grew up in a village in the Darfur region of Sudan. As a child he saw colorful weddings, raced his camels across the desert, and played games in the moonlight after his work was done. In 2003, this traditional life was shattered when helicopter gunships appeared over Darfur's villages, followed by Sudanese-government-backed militia groups attacking on horseback, raping and murdering citizens and burning villages. Ancient hatreds and greed for natural resources had collided, and the conflagration spread." "Though Hari's village was attacked and destroyed, his family decimated and dispersed, he himself escaped. Roaming the battlefield deserts on camels, he and a group of his friends helped survivors find food, water, and the way to safety. When international aid groups and reporters arrived, Hari offered his services as a translator and guide. In doing so, he risked his life again and again, for the government of Sudan had outlawed journalists in the region, and death was the punishment for those who aided the "foreign spies."" "And then, inevitably, his luck ran out and he was captured...." "The Translator tells the remarkable story of a man who came face-to-face with genocide - time and again risking his own life to fight injustice and save his people."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hari, Daoud.
Translators -- Sudan -- Darfur -- Biography.
Sudan -- History -- Darfur Conflict, 2003- -- Personal narratives, Sudanese.
ISBN 9781400067442 (alk. paper)
1400067448 (alk. paper)