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The Translator: A Memoir

  • Author:Daoud Hari
  • Publisher:Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Seller:Bengal Bookstore
  • Sales Rank:98,134
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:224
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.5 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:January 13, 2009
  • ISBN:0812979176
  • EAN:9780812979176
  • ASIN:0812979176
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  • Daoud Hari
  • Middle East
  • Memoir


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Synopsis
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 Hari’s 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.

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