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Darren Byler

Darren Byler

Darren Byler

Darren Byler is assistant professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University and author of Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City (2022). His anonymous cotranslator, who disappeared in 2017, is presumed to be in the reeducation camp system in northwest China.

Articles by Darren Byler

A person pours tea into cups alongside pastries on a table
Photo copyright © Darren Byler
Translation as Transgression: Bringing the Uyghur Novel The Backstreets into English
By Darren Byler
In 2014, translating Uyghur knowledge into English felt like a subversive act in itself.
A Night Sama
By Tahir Hamut Izgil
Their wailing won’t let me sleep, won’t let me sleep . . .
Translated from Uyghur by Darren Byler & Anonymous Uyghur Translator