Kwame Anthony Appiah
He was born in London, raised in Ghana, and educated at Bryanston School and Clare College, Cambridge. His father was a Ghanaian lawyer and politician, and his mother was an author and daughter of the Labour politician Sir Stafford Cripps. He has taught philosophy and African-American studies in Ghana and the United States. He has American citizenship.
In 2016 he delivered the BBC's Reith Lectures.
He lives with his husband, Henry Finder, Editorial Director of the New Yorker magazine, in an apartment in Manhattan, and a home in Pennington, New Jersey, where they have a small sheep farm. Appiah has written about what it was like growing up gay in Ghana.