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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. 

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria

Thursday, 23 February 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Calling all Haringey Teachers!   Film Africa: Young Audiences programme A Free Teachers’ Evening at Bernie Grant Arts Centre   Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and the diaspora.   This year, we are proud to be launching Film Africa Young Audiences: an... more
Friday, 3 March 2017 (All day) to Friday, 31 March 2017 (All day)
Venues: 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya (Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa), Uganda (Kampala, Kabale), DRC (Goma), Rwanda (Kigali) and Tanzania (Mwanza, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar) plus a showcase at Africa Writes festival in London, 30 June – 2 July 2017.   Africa Writes is delighted to announce a partnership with Jalada Africa on the inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary... more
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