Days of Fear

Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo, talks about being kidnapped with his driver in Afghanistan and threatened with death if Italy didn’t remove troops from Afghanistan. When this demand wasn’t met, the driver was decapitated and the video of the murder was circulated worldwide by the Taliban. In Days of Fear: A Firsthand Account of Captivity Under the New Taliban he gives an account of his captivity in Afghanistan and his release.

Events: Daniele Mastrogiacomo will be in conversation with Federico Rampini, La Repubblica’s New York bureau chief
Thursday, April 29, 6:00-7:00 pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
686 Park Avenue

He'll also be participating in a conversation about War
Saturday, May 1, 3:30–5:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
Tickets: $10
More information about these and other PEN World Voices Festival events here.