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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

Thursday, 27 October 2016 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Date & Time: Thursday 27 October 2016 18:00 – 22:00 Venue: Oxford House Derbyshire Street London E2 6HG Speakers: Nuruddin Farah, Abdisalam Hereri, Mahamed Mahamud Yasiin “Dheeg”, CaashaLul Mohamad Yusuf, Clare Pollard  Elmi Ali and W.N. Herbert Somali culture has two lives. It lives both in the Somali language and in translation. It... more
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