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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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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
  Speaker: Dr Noemie Arazi (University of Brussels)  Chair: Professor Kevin MacDonald, UCL Date & Time: Tuesday 10 March, 18:30 - 20:00  Venue: UCL Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT   In this lecture, archaeologist Dr Noemie Arazi looks at the devastating effects that infrastructural and mining sector... more
Thursday, 12 May 2016 -
7:15pm to 8:45pm
Date & Time: Thursday 12th May, 19:15-20:45  Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London Speaker:  Anjan Sundaram (Author) Chair: Rene Claudel Mugenzi (Global Campaign for Rwandans’ Human Rights) Anjan Sundaram’s new book tells the story of young journalists in Rwanda, under increasing pressure to toe the government line. Coming out of his... more
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