Under an Afghan Sky: A Memoir of Captivity
by Mellissa Fung
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Book description: 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.
Follow this link to read an essay by Mellisa Fung "Becoming the story: Mellissa Fung on the difficulties of writing a hostage memoir" in Quill and Quire magazine June 2011