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Membership benefits include:

  • Taking part in our meetings, launches and receptions;
  • Receiving quarterly issues of African Affairs;
  • Support the work of the society.

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Events

We run an exciting and extensive programme of events on a variety of topics for audiences with an interest in Africa. Our events are mostly free and open to the general public.

Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and business breakfasts for corporate members as well as events run in partnership with other organisations.

We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s first literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and  Film Africa, our annual celebration of  African Cinema. 

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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
  Date & Time: Wednesday, 31st August, 6:30-8PM Venue:  The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall A special Africa Utopia edition of our popular #HowToFixNigeria panel series with Fatimah Kelleher, Dorcas Erskine and Elnathan John.     Chaired by Funmi Iyanda – producer, broadcaster and CEO of Oya Media – this event discusses gender inequality in Nigeria,... more
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 6th September 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London Dating back to the 10th century, Mogadishu has a long history as a beautiful, cosmopolitan hub for Indian Ocean trade and centre for Islam. For many, the port city was synonymous with stunning architecture, open-air cinemas and lazy beach afternoons. But after the... more
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 13th September, 19:00 - 20:30 Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, SOAS, London, WC1H 0XG This is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa.  Moving discussion beyond traditional critiques of ‘Africa Rising’ vs ‘darkest Africa’ stereotypes, the contributors... more
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