Warlords, spies, fundamentalists and billionaires, technocrats, aid workers and soldier-presidents — these are the characters whose missions and ambitions formed the decades which have followed the Cold War. From Kabul to Khartoum, from Guantanamo Bay to Cairo, a fractured world has since emerged — in which globalisation has been challenged, Western hegemony thwarted, and as many uncertainties as opportunities created. Mark Huband has followed these events from the frontline of history, in ground-breaking books and award-winning journalism.
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On Monday 22 January 2018 Mark will be reading in its entirety his book-length poem The Siege of Monrovia , his well-reviewed account of being trapped for three months in the Liberian capital while it was being attacked by rebel forces. The reading will be at 7.30pm at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London; the event is free, though tickets can be reserved here. Do come along.