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Kojo Koram on Britain and the Aftermath of Empire

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Join the Queen Mary University of London faculty for the lecture by Kojo Koram (Birkbeck) who will be speaking to Musab Younis (QMUL, ULIP) about his book 'Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire.'

In his recent book Uncommon Wealth, Dr Kojo Koram (Birkbeck) traces how the end of the British empire enriched elites at the expense of ordinary people in Britain’s former colonies. Ricocheting back home, this imperial boomerang also came to entrench inequalities in the United Kingdom.

Dr Kojo Koram (Birkbeck) will be in conversation with Dr Musab Younis (QMUL, ULIP) to explore how the history of British colonialism sheds light on Europe's past, present and future role in the world.

About the speaker

Dr Kojo Koram is a writer and an academic, teaching at the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London. Born in Accra, Ghana and raised on Merseyside, he is now based in London.

The event is organised by Queen Mary University of London and is part of CER Paris seminar series 'The Idea of Europe: Past, Present and Future.'