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Under an Afghan Sky

A Memoir of Captivity

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Forest of Reading (2012) - Evergreen Award - Nominated

Canada AM 'Best of 2011' list - Selected

About the Book

In October 2008, Mellissa Fung, a long-time reporter for CBC’s The National, was leaving a refugee camp outside of Kabul. Suddenly, she was grabbed by armed men claiming to be Taliban, stabbed, stuffed into the back of a car and driven off into the desert. When the group finally reached a village in the middle of nowhere, her kidnappers pushed her towards a hole in the ground. For twenty-eight days, Mellissa Fung lived in that hole, which was barely big enough to stand up or lie down in, nursing her injuries, praying, writing in her notebook and, as a veteran journalist, interrogating her own captors. Under an Afghan Sky is the gripping tale of Fung’s days in captivity, and a powerful book about survival and the indomitable spirit of one woman in the most perilous of circumstances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443408264
  • ISBN 10: 1443408263
  • Imprint: HarperPerennial
  • On Sale: 05/03/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Under an Afghan Sky by Mellissa Fung

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