21 Days: A True Story of a Malaysian Hostage in Sierra Leone

21 Days: A True Story of a Malaysian Hostage in Sierra Leone

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Author: Ganese Jaganathan

On the 1st of May 2000, Major Ganase Jaganathan, who was stationed in Makeni, Sierra Leone as a United Nations Military Observer, was kidnapped at gunpoint by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels. He and ten other hostages were systematically beaten, bound and clad only in their underwear, were taken to Matotoka in a commandeered UN vehicle, where they were joined by nine other hostages. This is a true story of how Major Ganase Jaganathan, Commander Gjellestad (of Norway), Colonel Mendy of Kenya and seventeen others managed to stay alive in an increasingly volatile and hostile environment, with trigger-happy guerrillas often high on alcohol or drugs or both. A very good account of the under-preparedness and naivete of the United Nations in dealing with international and civil conflicts.

Format: Medium PB
Year published: 2005
Pages: 224
Sub-genre: Biography
Imprint: Silverfish Books
Product weight: 360g

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