RAS News

The RAS News blog features news on our latest activities and selected content from African Arguments Online

Tuesday, 17 April 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 April 2018 “Warsan Shire headlines the 2018 Africa Writes festival”   In her first UK public appearance since her poetry reached millions of people in Beyonce's visual album Lemonade, poet Warsan Shire will headline Africa Writes festival in London, Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual African literature festival... more
Monday, 9 April 2018
Are you passionate about African film?  We are currently looking for an experienced Festival Producer to deliver this year's Film Africa festival! This is a great opportunity to join the dynamic Royal African Society team! Deadline: Monday, 9 April, 5PM.  Film Africa is London's biggest annual celebration of the best African cinema brought to you by the Royal African... more
Friday, 23 March 2018
Written by Boko Inyundo, RAS Council Member
      Article by Boko Inyundo following the Royal African Society's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) event held on 22nd March 2018   Context What an inspirational event we had on the evening of 22nd March 2018 that was led by the Royal Africa Society and Dalberg Advisors with The Africa Club at London Business School kindly hosting the gathering. Together with... more
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
AFRICA WRITES 2018 Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July Brought to you by The Royal African Society Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Join us for a rich and vibrant programme of book launches, panel discussions, performances, masterclasses, education events, family... more
Thursday, 23 November 2017
As part of international events marking Ghana’s 60th anniversary of independence, President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed an audience at a public event hosted by the Royal African Society (RAS). At the V&A in London, his Excellency was introduced by Dr Tristram Hunt, director of the museum, and Zeinab Badawi, chair of the RAS. President Nana Akufo-Addo began his speech by talking about... more