RAS News

The RAS News blog features news on our latest activities and selected content from African Arguments Online

Thursday, 31 May 2018
Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest annual African literature and book festival brought to you by the Royal African Society, returns to The British Library and Rich Mix from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. Bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and its diaspora, this exciting literary weekend features writers from Cameroon, Ghana,... more
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Written by Zeinab Badawi
  Announcing new RAS Council members    Thursday, 17 May 2018 A message from the Chair, Zeinab Badawi Following our AGM, held on Monday, 30 April 2018, I am delighted to announce that the Society's members agreed to reinforce the Council by electing three new members. We thank Dr... more
Thursday, 19 April 2018
  This week the UK hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, with various activities for 53 Commonwealth member states, including 19 African countries. We were delighted to organise the following three events for our corporate members and partners on Tuesday 17th April:   ‘Economies to Watch: Driving Ghana's transformation & growth... more
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 April 2018 “Warsan Shire headlines the 2018 Africa Writes festival”   In her first UK public appearance since her poetry reached millions of people in Beyonce's visual album Lemonade, poet Warsan Shire will headline Africa Writes festival in London, Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. The UK’s biggest annual African literature festival... more
Monday, 9 April 2018
Are you passionate about African film?  We are currently looking for an experienced Festival Producer to deliver this year's Film Africa festival! This is a great opportunity to join the dynamic Royal African Society team! Deadline: Monday, 9 April, 5PM.  Film Africa is London's biggest annual celebration of the best African cinema brought to you by the Royal African... more