Under An Afghan Sky: A Memoir Of Captivity by Mellissa Fung

Under An Afghan Sky: A Memoir Of Captivity

byMellissa Fung

Hardcover | May 3, 2011

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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.

About The Author

MELLISSA FUNG has been a reporter for CBC Television since 2003. As a national correspondent, she has covered numerous topics on both Canadian and world affairs, including the Robert Pickton trial and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She was sent on assignment to Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008 and was abducted during her second tour....

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Title:Under An Afghan Sky: A Memoir Of CaptivityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554686806

ISBN - 13:9781554686803

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“Vivid in its detail, dramatic in its conversation, Under an Afghan Sky is riveting journalism, and guess what? There’s even an endearing love story that runs throughout the book.”