The Translator A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur MOBI ↠

Daoud Hari lost a way of life in Darfur But amidst the carnage and turmoil he found a new callingAs a Zaghawa tribesman in the Darfur region of Sudan Daoud Hari grew up racing camels across the desert attending gloriously colourful weddings and when his work was done playing games under the moonlight But in 2003 helicopter gunships swooped down on Darfur's villages and shattered that way of life for ever Soon Sudanese government backed militias attacking on horseback came to murder rape and burn To drive the tribesmen from their landsWhen Hari's village was attacked and destroyed his family was decimated and dispersed He escaped and together with a group of friends roamed the battlefield deserts helping the weak and vulnerable find food water and a path to safety And when international aid groups and reporters arrived Hari gave his services as a translator and guide To do so was to risk his life for the Sudanese government had outlawed journalists punishing aid to 'foreign spies' with death Yet Hari did so time and again Until eventually his luck ran out and he was captured The Translator is a harrowing tale of selfless courage in terrifying conditionsDaoud Hari lost a way of life in Darfur But amidst the carnage and turmoil he found a new callingAs a Zaghawa tribesman in the Darfur region of Sudan Daoud Hari grew up racing camels across the desert attending gloriously colourful weddings and when his work was done playing games under the moonlight But in 2003 helicopter gunships swooped down on Darfur's villages and shattered that way of life for ever Soon Sudanese government backed militias attacking on horseback came to murder rape and burn To drive the tribesmen from their landsWhen Hari's village was attacked and destroyed his family was decimated and dispersed He escaped and together with a group of friends roamed the battlefield deserts helping the weak and vulnerable find food water and a path to safety And when international aid groups and reporters arrived Hari gave his services as a translator and guide To do so was to risk his life for the Sudanese government had outlawed journalists punishing aid to 'foreign spies' with death Yet Hari did so time and again Until eventually his luck ran out and he was captured The Translator is a harrowing tale of selfless courage in terrifying conditionsDaoud Hari lost a way of life in Darfur But amidst the carnage and turmoil he found a new callingAs a Zaghawa tribesman in the Darfur region of Sudan Daoud Hari grew up racing camels across the desert attending gloriously colourful weddings and when his work was done playing games under the moonlight But in 2003 helicopter gunships swooped down on Darfur's villages and shattered that way of life for ever Soon Sudanese government backed militias attacking on horseback came to murder rape and burn To drive the tribesmen from their landsWhen Hari's village was attacked and destroyed his family was decimated and dispersed He escaped and together with a group of friends roamed the battlefield deserts helping the weak and vulnerable find food water and a path to safety And when international aid groups and reporters arrived Hari gave his services as a translator and guide To do so was to risk his life for the Sudanese government had outlawed journalists punishing aid to 'foreign spies' with death Yet Hari did so time and again Until eventually his luck ran out and he was captured The Translator is a harrowing tale of selfless courage in terrifying conditions


9 thoughts on “The Translator A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur

  1. says:

    I bought this book as a present having already read and enjoyed it Inspiring true story