Kojo Koram

Kojo Koram is a writer and an academic, teaching at the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London

Tobacco cultivation

Empire not only made the colonies. It made the unequal Britain we see today

My book ‘Uncommon Wealth’ and ‘BOOMERANG’ meets this challenge by examining how an honest reckoning with the legacies of empire can help us understand and address the roots of our current crises to finally create an economy that works for all.

November 23, 2022

UK Border police

Britain’s cruel plans to ‘offshore’ the vulnerable won’t stop with refugees

In a world where crises come in global form – whether it is the climate crisis, economic crisis or another pandemic – the idea that we can simply ship our problems away to some distant outpost is no longer a sustainable belief, if it ever was.

April 21, 2022

Michael Manley and wife

You can’t understand Thatcherism without knowing about Michael Manley

With conversations about decolonising our institutions becoming more prominent, it’s important to remember that Thatcherism simply wouldn’t have triumphed in the UK without the defeat of another political vision then emerging from what was once among Britain’s most lucrative colonies: Jamaica.

March 1, 2022