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The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur

By |2018-03-21T18:33:00+01:00June 4th, 2008|Recent Reviews|

By Daoud Hari

Random House, 2008. .


ull up a seat. Daoud Hari is going to tell you his story, and it’s unlike any you’ve heard before. You’ll hear about how he escaped the genocide in Darfur, and how his brother did not. He’ll describe the rifle that was pointed at his head by a rebel soldier who accused him of spying, instead of translating for foreign journalists. He’ll tell you about bearing witness to countless atrocities, and why he risked returning to his homeland again and again to do so. It is always intimate, sometimes tender, often horrifying. It is a story we are both privileged and obliged to hear.

About the Author:

Kate Swoger is too-rapidly approaching middle age. Following a young woman’s not-so-erotic journey from Montreal to Middle Europe, she settled in Toronto, where she works for CBC Radio. On her last birthday, she decided to write a short story for every month of the year, in an effort to become a published author. Her first story was recently printed in the Vancouver magazine Front, making her instantly immortal.