Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Zed Books, £18.99
This is the latest addition to Elaheh Rostami-Povey's body of research on political and social movements in the Middle East. This book's main focus is modern, post-revolutionary Iran, her native country, and its people's historical and political movements. Today the Iranian state is often misunderstood and demonised, especially in the interest of imperialist international politics. In reality, Iran is a complex country and the subject of many dynamic struggles, shaped in the main by its own people.