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Kwasi Kwarteng

Member of the UK Parliament

Kwasi Kwarteng is a Member of the UK Parliament. His parents immigrated to Britain from their native Ghana as students in the 1960s. At the age of 13, he won a scholarship to Eton College. He went on to read history at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he earned a Ph.D. in British history.

Mr. Kwarteng then worked as a financial analyst, journalist and author. He was elected to Parliament in May 2010, to represent Spelthorne, a borough south of London.

His book, "Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World," was published in early 2012.

Articles by Kwasi Kwarteng

Nigeria’s Current Troubles and Its British Colonial Roots

How was the state of Nigeria created — and what chance does it have of staying together?

March 9, 2012

Britain’s Legacy in the Middle East: Iraq’s Oil

How has British and U.S. desire to control Iraqi oil shaped the country's recent history?

February 24, 2012