Donu Kogbara: understanding my kidnappers
For 13 days, former Sunday Times columnist Donu Kogbara was held hostage by kidnappers in Nigeria. They threatened to rape or kill her if a ransom was not paid. But through that fog of fear, she managed to talk to her kidnappers, understand their poverty, their desperation and their reasons for taking her. She talks about her ordeal AND the larger issue from the perspective of the victim and perspective of the the kidnapper.