Book Club Kit: The Translator

The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur
by Daoud Hari
First Published: 2008
10 Copies & Reading Guide

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. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon–while others around him were taking up arms–Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur.

Reading Guide:
Random House – Includes Information about the Book and Discussion Questions

The Independent (UK) – “The Translator, By Daoud Hari” by Daniel Hahn
The Sunday Times (UK) – “Tribesman Tells of Risks He Took As a Translator in Darfur” by Matthew Campbell

On the Web:
Official Book Website – Includes Photos, Videos, and Information about Darfur.

More information on Darfur:
The New York Times – Current and archival coverage from The New York Times.
BBC Q&A: Sudan’s Darfur Conflict
Darfurian Voices – a project of the nonprofit organization 24 Hours for Darfur.
Book Darfur: A 21st Century Genocide by Gérard Prunier

If you enjoyed The Translator, you might like:
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan by Benson Deng
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Alexander Brown
The Zookeeper’s Wife (Book Club Kit) by Diane Ackerman
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle (Book Club Kit) by Robyn Scott


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