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When you see a 14-year-old boy who has never known what peace looks like for a day in his life, there’s part of you as…
The same men who are placing all these outrageous restrictions on women’s freedoms in southern Somalia – that type of mentality – that’s what I…
The book is called ‘A House in the Sky’ because during the very, very darkest times, that was how I survived. I had to find…
Many, including the Canadian and U.S. governments, try to provide family support while also maintaining a hard line about further fuelling terrorism and hostage-taking through…
I’m afraid of the dark, but I choose to sleep in the dark. I can fall right to sleep with the lights on. But I…
I must try desperately to absorb all information I can about the Middle East. I want to excel. I want to speak articulately about the…
I used my captors’ names every chance I had. It was intentional, a way of reminding them that I saw them, of pegging them, of…
I made a vow to myself while I was a hostage that if I were lucky enough to live and to get out of Somalia,…
I must thank my good friend Nigel Brennan. His strength of character in the midst of extreme hardship inspired me during the darkest days. Despite…
Because travel has always been such a vital part of myself and so essential to who I am, I have made the decision to continue…
Going into Somalia, I didn’t anticipate how many people’s lives would be affected by it. In hindsight, I certainly wish I had taken more time…
My captors were definitely aware that what they were doing was wrong. It came out in small ways – occasionally through a show of guilt…
Accompanied by an Australian photographer named Nigel Brennan, I’d gone to Somalia to work as a freelance journalist, on a trip that was meant to…
For a while, the world for me was like a set of monkey bars. I swung from one place to the next, sometimes backward, sometimes…
War dehumanizes everyone.
What a woman is taught, she shares with her family.
After spending 460 days as a hostage, I did emerge a fundamentally changed person. But I think, like everyone does as they grow older and…
Sometimes it’s nice for people not to know anything about me.
The countries with the greatest problems have the kindest people.
Somalia is very dangerous, and no one knows that better than I.
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