Canberra – 2007-08

‘Building a common future – Africa and Australasia’

30th AFSAAP Conference

31 January – 2 February
Australian National University, Canberra


Conference Proceedings

Building a common future – Africa and Australasia, 30th AFSAAP conference proceedings, ISBN: 978-0-9924793-1-2

All conference papers are peer reviewed, and appear below in alphabetical order. Contact president@afsaap.org.au for further information.


Simon Adams
– The Challenge of Africa: As viewed from Monash University’s initiatives there

Hala Musa Arfish & Louise Olliff – “It is hard to leave, and it is hard to stay”. Stories from Sudan, Egypt and Australia of refugee flight and resettlement

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes – Challenging the State in Africa

Getnet D. BitewWhat Do Ethio (Ethiopian)-Australian Secondary School Students Need in their Schooling?

Moya Collett – Statehood and insecurity in West Africa: the organisation of regional conflict

Graeme Counsel – The search for Authenticity in a global age: Artists and arts policy in Francophone West Africa

Tim Curtin – The economic history of land tenure in Zimbabwe

Liz Dimock – Statistics: A bibliography of Africans in Australia

Stephanie Fahey – The Monash Institute for Research on Africa

Haileluel Gebre-Selassie – Progress and Priorities: Report Card since 2007 African Resettlement Conference

Wendy HarteThe geography of African refugee settlement in Southeast Queensland

Geoffrey Hawker – Zimbabwe after Mugabe

Ruth JacksonThe Three Delays as a Framework for Examining Safe Motherhood in Kafa Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

James Jupp – African-born in Australia from 1996 – 2006 (a statistical table)

Dr Temesgen Kifle – The Determinants of Life Satisfaction for African Immigrants in Australia

Kiprono LangatAdjustment and challenges of African migrants in Wagga Wagga

Justin D Leach – The Tenuous Roots of Peace – Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement 2005

Wendy Levy – Peace in our time ­ The role of international governments, aid agencies, business and the Sudanese diaspora in fostering peace in Sudan.

Bernth Lindfors – Paton’s Discovery / Soyinka’s Invention

Virginia Mapedzahama – “This business of selling things on the side is what helps us make ends meet!” Informal Sector Activities of Working Mothers in Harare: Women Balancing and Weaving

Kudzai Matereke – One Zimbabwe Many Faces: The Quest for Political Pluralism in Postcolonial Zimbabwe

Russell McDougallThings fall apart: Culture, Anthropology, Literature

Zewdu W. MichaelThe Horn of Africa migrants in Adelaide and Melbourne: An emerging diaspora

Andrew Middleton – Statistics on Africans in Australia

Namuunda Mutombo – Does VCT influence condom use in Zambia?

Cholok Gum NaamSudanese women’s experiences

Finex Ndhlovu – Languages, Identities and African Studies

Apollo Nsubuga-Kyobe and Martin NanereCorporate governance and ethical question in community based organisations: A case study of African communities in Victoria

Apollo Nsubuga-Kyobe and Sundram Sivamalai – Capacity Building of the African-Australian Communities in Goulburn Valley

Dr. Victor OjakorotuThe Dynamics of Energy/Oil Crisis in the Niger Delta of Nigeria

Yusuf Sheikh Omar – Integration Experiences and Youth Perspectives: A Comparative Study between Somali Youth in Melbourne, Australia, and Minneapolis, USA

Godfrey Simasiku – Australian companies mining in Zambia

Tjaart SteynSouth Africa towards 2009

Tjaart Steyn – Keeping the peace in Africa: The best solution or a better solution?

Kathryn Sturman – The Effect of Leadership Changes on the African Union

Helen SuichCommunity based natural resource management and poverty alleviation in southern Africa

Albino Chol Thiik – Employment as an important aspect of resettlement and integration

Goolam VahedIs the honeymoon over? The experience of Indian South African Muslim migrants to Brisbane, post-1994

Peter Mbago WakholiNegotiation of Cultural Identity through the Arts: The African Cultural Memory Youth Arts Festival (ACMYAF)

Nick Walker – African publishing today – a post-colonial development?

Margaret Waller – Imaginary Links between Africa and Australia

Kirk ZwangobaniFrom Diaspora to multiculture: In search of a ‘youthful’ pan-African Australian identity