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

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

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The translator : a tribesman's memoir of Darfur
Title
The translator
Title remainder
a tribesman's memoir of Darfur
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Daoud Hari ; as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna
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translator
Title variation remainder
a tribesmans memoir of Darfur
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eng
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  • /* Starred Review */ A Sudanese tribesman who has worked as a translator and guide for journalists reporting on the conflict in Darfur, Hari offers a moving account of his experiences in his troubled homeland, rendered in spare and direct prose. With quiet power and gripping immediacy, Hari eloquently describes the devastating genocide in Darfur and the resulting human suffering. Hari's dangerous mission as a translator was to give voice to the silenced victims of Darfur; with his memoir he continues this important work by clearly explaining and humanizing the causes and consequences of the conflict within the context of his own story. Even amid great personal danger and hardship, he steadfastly maintains an inspiring degree of compassion for all sides of the conflict, never wavering in his burning desire to raise worldwide awareness of the unchecked genocide in his homeland. This memoir raises fundamental questions about the global community's moral responsibility to act, leaving the reader with unsettling questions about humanity's capacity for evil. With parallels to works such as Paul Rusesabagina's An Ordinary Man (with Tom Zoellner) and John Bul Dau's God Grew Tired of Us (with Michael S. Sweeney), this wise and compelling autobiography is highly recommended for all public libraries.—Ingrid Levin, Salve Regina Univ. Lib., Newport, RI --Ingrid Levin (Reviewed April 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 7, p92)
  • /* Starred Review */ Harrowing but hopeful account of the genocide in Sudan, as told by one of the courageous locals who make it possible for a stubborn cadre of journalists to bring word of the atrocities to the outside world.Hari belongs to the Zaghawa tribe, which when he was a boy came into increasing conflict with Arab nomads grazing their animals without permission on Zaghawa lands. The government in Khartoum encouraged the nomads, just as it encouraged the Arab militias called Janjaweed to kill non-Arab Africans and burn their homes. After a brutal assault by the Sudanese army and the Janjaweed on his village, Hari narrowly escaped to a refugee camp in Chad. There, he put his limited English and affable manner to work, hiring himself out as a translator and all-around fixer to many foreign journalists, who soon couldn't do without his impressive Rolodex and his ability to make friends nearly everywhere. Crossing back into the conflict zone exposed Hari and his employers to indescribable tragedies. Following one particularly senseless massacre of 81 villagers by the Janjaweed, the BBC reporters he was with entered a medical clinic for three days "to recover from what they saw, and smelled, and learned about the nature of what simply must be called evil." Yet Hari refuses merely to recite a litany of woe; he takes time to recount, in more vivid detail than that of any Westerner's Darfur memoir, the history of Darfur's ancient kingdoms, their hereditary system of sheiks and sultans and the complex interconnections among all Sudanese, who until recently mingled freely across racial and religious lines. The narrative displays a light touch befitting the author's friendly disposition; even near the end, when he describes a frightening period of torture and imprisonment, he remains the kind of man who wants to look for the good in everybody.A book of unusually humane power and astounding moral clarity: evenhanded but pointing a reproachful finger at all the right targets. (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2008)
Biography type
autobiography
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235853
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DLC
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Hari, Daoud
Dewey number
  • 962.404/3 092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT159.6.D27
LC item number
H38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Burke, Dennis Michael
  • McKenna, Megan M
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True
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  • Hari, Daoud
  • Translators
  • Sudan
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adult
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a tribesman's memoir of Darfur
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The translator : a tribesman's memoir of Darfur, Daoud Hari ; as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/the-translator-a-tribesmans-memoir-of-darfur-by-daoud-hari/
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781400067442
Lccn
2007042308
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • 2007042308
  • (OCoLC)174134209
Label
The translator : a tribesman's memoir of Darfur, Daoud Hari ; as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/the-translator-a-tribesmans-memoir-of-darfur-by-daoud-hari/
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 204 pages
Isbn
9781400067442
Lccn
2007042308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2007042308
  • (OCoLC)174134209

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