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.