Captured by Brigands (by Gerasim Kyrias)

In 1884, a young Albanian with a dream to change to his nation boarded a carriage bound for Kortcha—unaware that on the road ahead mountain pirates awaited him.

In this volume, Gerasim Kyrias recounts the true story of his capture and six months as a hostage. He describes the causes and the curse of brigandage and explains how his harrowing experience galvanized his resolve to lift his Albanian countrymen out of darkness.

Available in Albanian in Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, and worldwide on Amazon. Below is an excerpt from an audio book of the Albanian version.