A Memoir of Captivity: Mellissa Fung

The CBC's Mellissa Fung has spent two-and-a-half years coming to terms with what happened to her while she was held hostage in Afghanistan. She has now written a book about her ordeal.


A Memoir of Captivity: Mellissa Fung

We started this segment with a clip from the CBC's Mellissa Fung, describing what happened to her on October 12th, 2008 when she was kidnapped while working on a story at a refugee camp in Afghanistan. Mellissa Fung was held hostage for 28 days and spent most of that time in a hole in the ground somewhere near Kabul.

Anna Maria flew to Dubai to interview Mellissa immediately after she was released ... the only time she spoke publicly about her ordeal. At the time, the experience was very raw. Now, after two-and-a-half years of reflection, she has written a memoir about what happened and revealed some things she wasn't ready to talk about then. This morning, Mellissa Fung was in our studio in Toronto.

Mellissa Fung is the author of Under an Afghan Sky: A Memoir of Captivity. She will donate all her royalties to the Ayenda Foundation in Afghanistan. The proceeds will go toward a school computer lab for children and women in Afghan communities.

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