The story of a teenager captured by rebels in Sierra Leone
A Wellington woman shares the harrowing story of her abduction as a teenager, by rebels during the civil war in Sierra Leone, and her eventual escape. Memuna Barnes was born in Liberia, but her family sought refuge in Sierra Leone when civil war tore through their country. Unfortunately when Memuna Barnes was 15, Sierra Leone was also in the grip of its own war and she was captured by rebels and held for three years. Memuna Barnes now lives in Wellington where she is completing a Graduate Diploma in Management at Victoria University. She has written a book about her experiences, called 'Survived The Journey'.