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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, 5 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  Basil Davidson with the Angolan leader Aghostino Neto in 1970, during the fierce struggle for independence from Portugal. Neto went on to be the first President of Angola from 1975 – 1979. Date & Time: Wednesday 5 November, 7-9PM Venue: Djam Lecture Theatre (G2), SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG   This is the penultimate episode in the multi-award... more