Tales of Horror from a Tribesman from Darfur
Daoud Hari, 35, a Zagahawa tribesman, says he misses home. For now, it appears he has no option other than exile from his beloved country. His life is not safe in Darfur. He has been granted asylum in the United States. He had acted as translator in many dangerous circumstances that brought him close to death.
His book, The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur, a first person eyewitness account of atrocities committed in Darfur, soon to be released in Great Britain, tells of an almost idyllic lifestyle, before the arrival of the Janjaweed, of non Arab and Arab living together in peace, a reality brought abruptly to an end by members of the nomadic Arab militias aligned with the government.
The Janjaweed invaded Daoud's village killing members of his family, including his elder brother in 2003.
Over 300,000 people have been slaughtered by the Janjaweed.
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