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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

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 14 April 2015, 18:30-20:30 Venue: Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS Speakers: Jonny Steinberg, author & Associate Professor in African Criminology, Oxford University; Nadifa Mohamed, novelist. Chaired by: Michela Wrong, writer & journalist   When Asad was eight years old, his mother was shot in front of him. With his father in hiding, he was swept... more