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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

Monday, 14 September 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Speakers: Chi Onwurah MP, Chair of Africa APPG; Obi James, career coach & founder of OBJ Coaching Limited; Charles Sekwalor, founder of Movemeback; other speakers TBC Historically, the diaspora have greatly contributed to progress and empowerment in Africa from the rise of nationalism and independence movements of the 1950s and 1960s to economic investment and remittances. We... more