Amanda Lindhout on Being Held Captive in Somalia

17 August 2013 KQED radio | News

In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was a 27 year old with a hunger for experiencing remote places, trying to make it as a freelance journalist. But shortly after arriving in Somalia, Lindhout — along with photojournalist Nigel Brennan and their guides — was kidnapped, subjected to horrific abuse and held for ransom for 460 days. She has chronicled her experiences as a hostage in the book, “A House in the Sky,” and joins us to discuss the experience and her continued work in Somalia.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Amanda Lindhout, co-author of “A House in the Sky”
  • Sara Corbett, co-author of “House in the Sky” and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine

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