The Translator is the testimony of Daoud Hari, a Darfuri survivor who now lives in the U.S.  His book tells of the destruction of his village, his subsequent work in helping refugees fleeing the genocide and in helping journalists from across the world enter into Darfur to report on the genocide.

About the Author

Daoud Hari is a survivor of the Genocide in Darfur.  The speaker of Zaghawa, Arabic and English, he was able to use his language skills to help tell the world about the genocide in Darfur, which continues to date.  Daoud was imprisoned by Sudanese forces along with an American journalist.  Daoud now lives in Baltimore.

Discussion Questions

Please note that some of these questions will act as spoilers for the book.

1.    what do you think motivated Daoud to act as he did?

2.    what did you learn about the genocide in Darfur?

3.    Daoud meets and helps many individuals and communities and hears their Untold Stories – which do you remember the most?

4.    why is regaining the friendship with the journalist Paul so important for Daoud?

5.    what will you do to carry out Daoud’s hopes for us?

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You can use HMDT resources to find out more about:

 The Genocide in Darfur

If you would like to find out what you can do to help end the genocide in Darfur, you can visit:

Human Rights Watch

Save Darfur

Aegis Trust