Kwei Quartey

Author Bio

Kwei Quartey

Columnist Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. He lives in Pasadena, California where he runs a wound care clinic and is the lead physician at an urgent care center. He is the author of two novels, Wife of the Gods and Children of the Street, with Murder at Cape Three Points due out in 2012. His website is www.kweiquartey.com.

Content by this author

Is It Time for an African Pope?

As pope, an African could provoke a subtle but important change in global attitudes toward Africa and focus more attention on a rising continent rich with promise and challenges alike.

From Here to Timbuktu

One longs for the heyday of ancient Timbuktu, when African scholars pored studiously over learned manuscripts in quiet libraries.

Why Africa Is Turning to China

China portrays Africa as a partner in common prosperity, rather than a "doomed continent" requiring aid.

Lessons of Sandy

Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that a natural disaster could quickly, if temporarily, downgrade a rich country to third-world status.
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