Benjamin Kwakye was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law school. He has published a number of novels, which have won the Africa region Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and Best Book and the IPPY Gold Award for Adult Multicultural Fiction. His first novel,The Clothes of Nakedness, has been adapted for radio as a BBC Play of the Week. He is currently legal counsel in the San Francisco area.