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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 mostly 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

Monday, 22 January 2018 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 8:00pm
Africa in 2018: Prospects & Forecasts London: Monday 22 January 2018, SOAS Edinburgh: Tuesday 23 January 2018, University of Edinburgh 2017 saw some moments of huge significance in Africa. In The Gambia, Zimbabwe and Angola, leaders whose combined years in office amounted to nearly a century finally left power. In Kenya and Liberia, the courts demonstrated remarkable judicial... more
Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 9:30am to 8:00pm
Celebrating Buchi Emecheta Date & Time: 09:30-20:00, Saturday 3 February 2018 Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre & Suite, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG An all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in January 2017. As a novelist and story teller Buchi Emecheta... more
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