Royal African Society opens the African Renaissance

“We’re delighted to tell you about The African Renaissance, an experiential 5 day event and exhibition that provides a 360° exploration of the socio-cultural dynamics at the heart of the modern pan-african way of life.” This is the message received from the Royal African Society.

A Conversation with Makhtar Diop

World Bank’s Vice President for Africa Wednesday, 5 December, 10:30-11:30am Committee Room 5, House of Commons Chair: Lord Steel of Aikwood, President, Africa APPG

Upcoming Events by the Centre of African Studies

  November’s events of the Centre of African Studies in London, UK.

TEDxEuston 2011! – London 26 November

Date: Saturday 26th November 2011, 10am-9pm Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD For a third year, TEDxEuston will aim to reflect ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African thinkers and leaders, positive about their continent and confident in their ability to shape its future.

The ERIS Annual Democracy Lecture

The ERIS Annual Democracy Lecture Date: Wednesday 9th November 2011, 6.30-8.30pm Venue: Old Library at Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH Electoral Reform International Services (ERIS) and the City of London Corporation invite you to the ERIS Annual Democracy Lecture with Dr Jibrin Ibrahim, Director of Nigeria’s Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

Seun Kuti in conversation with Stephen Chan and Lucy Duran

Seun Kuti in conversation with Stephen Chan and Lucy Duran Date: Tuesday 1st November 2011, 5-6pm Venue: Room G2, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG SOAS Radio and The Centre of African Studies bring you an exclusive talk with the youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

Owusu-Ankomah: Microcron – Kusum

Owusu-Ankomah: Microcron – Kusum Dates: 15th Sept – 29th Oct 2011 Venue: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL A body of new works by the renowned artist Owusu-Ankomah.

Launch of African Arguments online, London 1-nov

Launch of African Arguments Online Date: Tuesday 1st November, 6-8pm Venue: Brunei Gallery Suite, SOAS Celebrating the launch of a new blogging website – African Arguments Online, hosted by the RAS and the Social Science Research Council.

Book launch about Nigeria in London, 15 June

Book Launch Nigeria: Half a century of Progress & Challenges Date: Wednesday 15th June, 6pm, Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS (WC1H 0XG)

“Seasons of Rain, Africa in the world”, London 7-6

Book Launch Season of Rains: Africa in the World Date: 7th June, 6pm, Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS (WC1H 0XG)