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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. The majority of our events are open to the general public. Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and events run in partnership with other organisations. We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s largest literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and Film Africa, our annual celebration of African cinema. 

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa Thursday 21 March, 18:30 - 20:00, followed by a networking reception Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS   Nationalism and the nation state, globalization and Pan-Africanism are leading international relations concepts which have a particular relevance for Africa as an emerging economic power. The New Pan-... more
Friday, 5 July 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, 7 July 2019 - 7:00pm
Africa Writes 2019 Dates: Friday 5th July - Sunday 7th July 2019 Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Save the dates in your diaries for a rich and vibrant programme of book launches, panel discussions,... more