Under an Afghan sky : a memoir of captivity /

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by Fung, Mellissa.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : HarperCollins, (Toronto :) Physical details: 358 p. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Fung, Mellissa --Captivity, 2008. | Hostages --Afghanistan --Biography. | Hostages --Canada --Biography. | Journalists --Canada --Biography. | Afghan War, 2001- --Personal narratives, Canadian. Year : 2011 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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"In October 2008, Mellissa Fung, a reporter for CBC's The National, was leaving a refugee camp outside of Kabul when she was kidnapped by armed men. She was forced to hike for several hours through the mountains until they reached a village; there, the kidnappers pushed her towards a hole in the ground. 'No,' she said. 'I am not going down there.' For more than a month, Fung lived in that hole, which was barely tall enough to stand up in, nursing her injuries, praying and writing in a notebook. Under an Afghan Sky is the gripping tale of Fung's days in captivity, surviving on cookies and juice, from the 'grab' to her eventual release."--Publisher's description.