Justin Marozzi's Top 5

The Author of 'Baghdad' takes us through his bookshelf

Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

'A white man is a white man. But a black man trying to be a white man is bad and harsh'

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings by Jonathan Swift

'A young healthy child, well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food'