Hari's harrowing and stunning memoir recounts life in the Sudan during one of the most widely neglected and horrifying events in human history. Mirron Willis brings a subtle reality to the touching story through his simple yet incredibly understated performance. Read with a just-right Sudanese dialect, Willis becomes Hari from the very beginning, bringing listeners into the story slowly by relating the beauties of his former home before the helicopters arrive late one night in 2003. The result is a story of survival in the midst of an intense genocide, heartbreaking yet stunningly uplifting. Willis speaks directly and captivatingly to his listener. This is an important story that speaks to everyone. Simultaneous release with the Random House hardcover (reviewed online). (Mar.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"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 more intimately and powerfully than do a dozen books by journalists or academic experts."
"-The Washington Post Book World"
"A 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 News"
"Heart-stopping . . . a life-changing read."
"-Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
"From the Trade Paperback edition."