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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

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Date & Time: Wednesday 25th January, 19:00 - 20:30 Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG Speakers: Martin Plaut, Institute of Commonwealth Studies & Vanessa Berhe, One Day Seyoum "The most secretive, repressive state in Africa is haemorrhaging its citizens. In some months as many Eritreans as Syrians arrive on European shores, yet the country is not... more
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