Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles
by Richard Dowden
Seminal and eye opening portrait of the African continent from leading academic and broadcaster Richard Dowden.Read more
One Soldier's War in Chechnya
by Arkady Babchenko
'The most unsparing memoir I've seen - of any war' John Lloyd, Financial TimesRead more
Stuffed & Starved
by Raj Patel
'Full of insight ... an important contribution to understanding the politics of food' Felicity Lawrence
The Visible World
by Mark Slouka
'Exquisitely written ... Slouka's rapturous intensity more than justifies comparisons with Ondaatje and Berger' IndependentRead more
We Are Iran
by Nasrin Alavi
'If ever there was a book that gave a voice to a country buried beneath decades of misrepresentation, isolation and war, this is it' Rageh OmaarRead more
Essential Portobello Books
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In Essential Portobello Books you’ll find some of our best known titles along with hand picked lesser known works by some of the world’s finest thinkers and writers.
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