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⇖ Format Kindle Read ご The Translator: A Memoir  ⦻ Ebook By Daoud Hari ⨮ ⇖ Format Kindle Read ご The Translator: A Memoir ⦻ Ebook By Daoud Hari ⨮ Chapter OneA Call from the RoadI am sure you know how important it can be to get a good phone signal We were speeding through the hot African desert in a scratched and muddy Land Cruiser that had been much whiter a week earlier Our driver, a Darfur tribesman like me, was swerving through thorny acacia bushes, working the gears expertly in the deep sands of another and always another ravine, which we call a wadi, and sailing over the bumps in the landthere are no roads to speak of In the backseat, a young news filmmaker from Britain, Philip Cox, was holding on as we bounced and as our supplies thumped and clanked and sloshed around A veteran of these deserts, he was in good huven after a long week of dusty travel and so many emotionally difficult interviews Survivors told us of villages surrounded at night by men with torches and machine guns, the killing of men, women, and children, the burning of people alive in the grass huts of Darfur They told us of the rape and mutilation of young girls, of execution by machete of young mensometimes eighty at a time in long lines.You cannot be a human being and remain unmoved, yet if it is your job to get these stories out to the world, you keep going So we did that.I was Philips translator and guide, and it was my job tokeep us alive Several times each hour I was calling militarycommanders from rebel groups or from the Chad National Army to ask if we should go this way or that way to avoid battles or other trouble.My great collection of phone numbers was the reason many reporters trusted me to take them intoDarfur I dont know how Philip got my cell number in the first placemaybe from the U.S Embassy, or the U.S State Department, or the British Embassy, or from the U.N High Commissioner for Refugees, or from one of the aid organizations or a resistance group It seemed that everyone had my cell phone number now He certainly did not get my number from the government of Sudan, whose soldiers would kill me if they caught me bringing in a reporter.These satellite phone callsand often just cell phonecallsfrequently were to commanders who said, No, you will die if you come here, because we are fighting so and so today We would then find another way.If one rebel group hears that you have been calling another group, they might think you are a spy, even though you are only doing this for the journalist and for the storyyou give the rebels nothing in return I had to be careful about such things if I wanted to get my reporters out of Darfur alive, and so stories could go out to the world Since the attack on my own village, that had become my reason, and really my only reason, for living I was feeling mostly dead inside and wanted only to make my remaining days count for something You have perhaps felt this way at some time Most of the young men I had grown up with were now dead or fighting in the resistance I, too, had chosen to risk myself, but was using my English instead of a gun.We needed to arrive at our destination before sundown or risk attack by the Sudanese Army, or by Darfur rebels aligned with government, or by other rebels who didnt know who we were and who might kill us just to be safe So we didnt like what happened next.Our Land Cruiser was suddenly blocked by six trucks that emerged from a maze of desert bushes These were Land Cruisers, too, but with their roofs cut off completely so men could pile in and out instantly, as when they have to escape a losing battle or get out before a rocket propelled grenade RPG reaches them Dusty men with Kalashnikov rifles piled out On the order of their commander, they pointed their guns at us When so many guns are pulled ready at the same time, the crunching sound is memorable We moved slowly out of our vehicle with ourhands raised.These men were clearly rebel troops their uniforms were but dirty jeans ammunition belts hung across their chests their loosely wrapped turbans, or shalshead scarves, reallywere caked with the dust of many daysfighting No doctors travel with these troops, who fight almost every day and leave their friends in shallow graves Emotionally, they are walking dead men who count their future in hours This makes them often ruthless, as if they think everyone might as well go to the next life with them Many of them have seen their families murdered and their villages burned You can imagine how you would feel if your hometown were wiped away and all your family killed by an enemy whom you now roam the land to find and kill so you can die in peace.Among the rebels are the Sudan Liberation Movement, the Sudan Liberation Army, the Justice and Equality Movement, and several others There are other groups in Chad, and they travel across the borders as they please Where they get their guns and money is often a mystery, but Darfur has been filled with automatic weapons from the time when Libya attacked Chad and used Darfur as a staging area Also, it must be understood that Sudan is aligned with radical Islamic groups and is, as a separate matter, letting China get most of its oil So some Western interests and some surrounding countries are thought to be involved in supporting the rebel groups It is sad how ordinary people suffer when these chess games are played.Nearly half of Africa is covered by the pastoral lands of herding villages, and much of this land has great wealth below and poor people above They are among the three hundred million Africans who earn less than a dollar a day, and who are often pushed out of the way or killed for such things as oil, water, metal ore, and diamonds This makes the rise of rebel groups very easy The men who stopped us probably needed no persuasion to join this group.The mens weary looking young commander walked to me and said in the Zaghawa language, Daoud Ibarahaem Hari, we know all about you You are a spy I know you are Zaghawa like us, not Arab, but unfortunately we have some orders, and we have to kill you now.It was easy for him to know I was a Zaghawa from the small scars that look like quotation marks and were cut into my temples by my grandmother when I was an infant I told him yes, I am Zaghawa, but I am no spy.The commander breathed in a sad way and then put the muzzle of his M 14 rifle to one of these scars on my head He asked me to hold still and told Philip to stand away He paused to tell Philip in broken English not to worry, that they would send him back to Chad after they killed me.Yes, fine, but just a sec, Philip replied, holding his hand up to stop the necessary business for a moment while he consulted me.What is going on They think I am a spy, and they are going to shoot the gun and it will make my head explode, so you should stand away.Who are they he asked.I told him the name of the group, nodding carefully in the direction of a vehicle that had their initials handpainted on the side.He looked at the vehicle and lowered his hands to his hips He looked the way the British look when they are upset by some unnecessary inconvenience Philip wore a well wrapped turban his skin was tanned and a littlecracked from his many adventures in these deserts He was not going to stand by and lose a perfectly good translator.Wait just a moment he said to the rebel commander Do not shoot this man This man is not a spy This man is my translator and his name is Suleyman Abakar Moussa of Chad He has his papers Philip thought that was my name I had been using that name to avoid being deported from Chad to a certain death in Sudan, where I was wanted, and to avoid being otherwise forced to stay in a Chad refugee camp, where I could be of little service.I hired this man to come here he is not a spy We are doing a film for British television Do you understand this Its absolutely essential that you understand this He asked me to translate, just to be sure, which, under my circumstance, I was happy to do.More than his words, Philips manner made the commander hesitate I watched the commanders finger pet the trigger The gun muzzle was hot against my temple Had he fired it recently, or was it just hot from the sun I decided that if these were about to be my last thoughts, I should try some better ones instead So I thought about my family and how I loved them and how I might see my brothers soon .I am going to make a telephone call, Philip explained, slowly withdrawing his satellite phone from his khaki pants pocket You will not shoot this man, because your commander will talk to you on this telephone momentarily you understand He looked up a number from his pocket notebook It was the personal number of the rebel groups top commander He had interviewed him the previous year.Your top man, he said to all the gunmen standing like a firing squad around us as he waited for the call to go through Top man Calling his personal number now Its ringing Ringing and ringing.God is good The satellite phone had a strong signal The number still worked The distant commander answered his own phone He remembered Philip warmly Miracle after miracle.Philip talked on the phone in a rapid English that I quietly translated for the man holding the gun.Philip held one finger up as he spoke, begging with that finger and with his eyes for one moment, one moment He laughed to show that he and the man on the phone were old friends.They are old friends, I translated.Philip then held out the satellite phone to the commander, who pressed the muzzle even harder against my head.Please talk to him now Please He says its an order for you to talk to him.The commander hesitated as if it were some trick, but finally reached over and took the phone The two commanders talked at length I watched his trigger finger rise and fall like a cobra and then finally slither away We were told to leave the country immediately.To not get killed is a very good thing It makes you smile again and again, foolishly, helplessly, for several hours Amazing I was not shot humdallah My brothers, you will have to wait for me a little longer.Our driver had been wide eyed through all this, since drivers often do not fare well in this kind of situation There was joy and some laughter in the Land Cruiser as we sped back toward the village of Tinewhich you say Tinaon the Chad Sudan border.That was amazing what you did, I said to Philip We drove a few trees farther before he replied.Amazing, yes Actually, Ive been trying to get through to him for weeks, he said Lucky thing, really.The driver, who spoke almost no English, asked me what Philip had said I told him that he had said God is good, which, indeed, is what I believe he was saying From the Hardcover edition.Pure, candid and deeply moving New York Post The Translator may be the biggest small book of this year, or any year In roughly two hundred pages of simple, lucid prose, it lays open the Darfur genocide intimately and powerfully than do a dozen books by journalists or academic experts The Washington Post Book WorldA book of unusually humane power and astounding moral clarity Kirkus Reviews starred review This is a book every American should read In the spirit of courage and a desire to protect his people, Hari has written an emotional yet gentle memoir Deseret Morning NewsHeart stopping a life changing read Publishers Weekly starred review The Translator Short Comedy Film YouTube May , TO SEE HOW I MADE A NO BUDGET FEATURE FILM, SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW MY INSTAGRAM When a teenage girl must act as translator between he by Daoud Hari Official Book Web Site THE TRANSLATOR Tribesman s Memoir of Darfur, Dauod Hari, is deeply moving memoir from man who escaped genocide in Darfur and risked his life to return for Western journalists What does do someone converts the written word one language another An interpreter on other hand, translates orally or through sign interpretation Although translators typically 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symbols Translation Wikipedia Computer assisted CAT called computer aided translation, MAHT interactive form wherein creates target with assistance program supports Blog Read latest news updates about Translate, tool speak, scan, snap, type, draw over Jul Becoming texts takes practice, skill, patience yourself fast growing field many opportunities learn new things work different typesThe FREE shipping qualifying young friends call him David has been bravery mesmerizing adventure suspenseful Daoud aka Suleyman Abakar Moussa Sudanese tribesman region Sudan He worked guide NGOs press fact finding trips war torn dangerous area voice Telegraph Janjaweed militias destroyed village Sudan, chose not take up arms rebel forces, but fight back way His book harrowing Paperback Barnes Noble Translator, Daoudrsquo experiences being Zaghawa born raised brings light whole perspective atrocities occurring IMDb Director Captured was Ibarahaem director writer, known Le grand journal de Canal Author Goodreads author avg rating, ratings, reviews, published Hari suspenseful, an autobiography story emotional tells told narrator it how people struggled became by Random House TEA CHER S GUIDE In narrates events life, childhood small travels seeking adult, Profiles Facebook View profiles named Join Facebook connect others know gives power share Buy cheap copy harrowing, strict focus personal makes account hell become something just exercise despair Tribesmans Of available Hardcover Powells, read synopsis reviews remarkable came face The Translator: A Memoir

 

    • The Translator: A Memoir
    • 3.4
    • 266
    • Format Kindle
    • 224 pages
    • 0812979176
    • Daoud Hari
    • Anglais
    • 08 January 2017

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