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A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

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House in the Sky

Book Review: A House in the Sky, by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

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It was an idle impulse rooted in my security reporting days, a fleeting thought. Not so for Amanda Lindhout. In , when she decided to go to Somalia, Lindhout was an aspiring journalist, inspired by fascination with far-flung lands in old National Geographic issues she escaped into during a humble upbringing dotted by domestic violence. She had travelled the Americas, Asia and Africa. Two days after flying to Mogadishu with Australian fellow adventurer Nigel Brennan, the former couple were kidnapped with local guides, sparking 15 months of captivity and abuse, chronicled by the skilful hand of New York Times Magazine contributing writer Sara Corbett in A House in the Sky.

An aspiring Canadian journalist spends 15 months in captivity

The inspiring story of a woman who survived kidnap and being held captive for a year in war-torn Somalia., It recounts Lindhout's experience in southern Somalia as a hostage of teenage militants from the Hizbul Islam fundamentalist group.

Amanda Lindhout grew up rough. Born in Alberta, Canada, she spent childhood nights lying in her top bunk, listening to her mother, Lorinda, being beaten badly by her boyfriend. By the fourth grade, Lindhout was Dumpster diving for bottles and cans with her older brother. Flush with recycling money, she haunted a nearby thrift store to buy National Geographics. Grounded in chaos, her childhood becomes a disturbing template for the life that followed. On Aug.

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