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This is an auction for DAYS OF FEAR: A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF CAPTIVITY UNDER THE NEW TALIBAN, by Daniele Mastrogiacomo.

"One of several foreign journalists abducted (or murdered) by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the author, who works for Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, endured captivity for two weeks in March 2007. Believing he had arranged an interview with a top Taliban commander, Mastrogiacomo, his translator, and his driver were instead tricked: they were kidnapped and tortured, and the author’s companions were killed. Mastrogiacomo, by writing about this terrible experience in the present tense, flows through the states of mind it provoked: indignation at the Taliban’s deception, dread for whatever the militants intended, and, at times, a prayerful recourse to God. In addition to his own moods and fears, Mastrogiacomo memorializes those of Ajmal, the translator, and of Sayed, the driver. As the Taliban trucks the fettered group from lair to lair, Mastrogiacomo chronicles incidents––such as the sinister appearances of a jihadi cameraman––by which he perceives the approach or retreat of death. With its permeating apprehension, depictions of the Taliban’s mentality, and an author book tour slated for April 2010, this is sure to attract a significant readership."
- Booklist (US)

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Paperback 2010.

179 pages.

Near new condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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