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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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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

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
   Date & Time: Tuesday 5 May 2015, 6:00PM-8:00PM Venue: Room 116, SOAS University Speaker: Vamba Sherif, author, journalist & film critic. Chaired by: Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey, author, academic & activist   William Mawolo arrives in a small Liberian town with a secret mission: to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the police... more