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Six years a hostage : captured by Islamist militants in the desert

McGown, Stephen2021
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Stephen McGown was en route from London to South Africa, on a once-in-a-lifetime trip by motorbike, returning home to Johannesburg. He had reached Timbuktu, in Mali, when he was captured, along with a Dutch and a Swedish national, by Al Qaeda Islamist militants. Steve was taken because he held a British passport. He was subsequently held hostage at various camps in the Sahara Desert in the North-West of Africa for nearly six years before eventually being released. Life as Steve had known it changed in that instant that he was taken at gunpoint. He had nothing to bargain with, and everything to lose. For the next six years, he reluctantly engaged in what he came to call the greatest chess game of his life. Thousands of kilometres to the south, in Johannesburg, the shock of Stephen's capture struck the McGown family and his wife, Cath, with whom he had, until recently, been living in London.
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Imprint:
London : Robinson, 2021.
Collation:
256 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781472146663 (hbk. :)
Dewey class:
362.884092MCG362.884
Language:
English
BRN:
5032449
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