15 Aug 2018

977 days held captive by pirates

From Afternoons, 3:09 pm on 15 August 2018
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Journalist Michael Scott Moore  never expected his research on the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa to include first hand experience.

He was in Somalia researching the book when pirates took him hostage and held him for two and a half years.

He describes his treatment, attempted escape and the mental gymnastics required to survive such an ordeal in his new book, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.

 

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