Melbourne – 2008

‘Building a common future: Africa and Australasia’

31st AFSAAP Conference

26 – 28 November 2008
Monash University, Melbourne


Conference Proceedings

Building a common future: Africa and Australasia, 31st AFSAAP conference proceedings, ISBN: 978-0-9924793-2-9

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


Ali Mumin Ahad, School of Historical and European Studies, Italian Program, La Trobe University – Towards a critical introduction to an Italian post-colonial literature

Dr Chika Anyanwu, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Media, University of Adelaide – Quantifying the Cost of African Brain Drain: An Economic Analysis of Diasporic Remittance to Nigeria

Jennifer Armstrong, University of Western Australia – Dambudzo Marechera as shamanistic seer: How would Marechera see the Australia of today?

Samantha Balaton-Chrimes, Monash University – Reconceptualising Statelessness in Africa

Amadu Barrie, Centrelink – Australia-Africa Education and Development Capability Alignment Strategy

Tarekegn Chimdi, Monash University – Systematic repression and rampant human rights abuses against the Oromo People in Ethiopia

Dr Paul Cocks, Loyola College – Anthropology, colonialism and modernity: Max Gluckman’s vision of southern African society, 1939-1945

Dr Ibrahima Diallo, Lecturer, University of South Australia – Attitudes towards language and speech communities in Senegal: a cross-attitudinal study

Matthew Doherty, LaTrobe University – The labour economy of Equatorial Africa upon arrival of European colonialism

Ajay Dubey, African Studies Association of India – Indio-African Relations: Chinese Factor and Indian Responses

Issa Mohamud Farah, School of Historical and European Studies, La Trobe University – African Community Representation

Anthea Fawcett, Director, Southern Exchange – South African social innovation and community development – strategies and perspectives for Australia?

Richard Gehrmann, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland – Australia-Ethiopia Relations: Intercountry Adoption Shaping Transnational Affinity

Dr Roslyn Gleadow, School of Biological Science, Monash University; Dr Julie Cliff, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Maputo – Climate change and food security: predicted changes in nutritional quality of cassava under future climate scenarios

Hailu Goche, RMIT University – Justice for the Oromo People

Lee Godden, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne – World Heritage: People or Places? Partnerships for the Integration of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Australia and South Africa

Darren Gough, The Institute for Youth Development, South Africa – Understanding the Causal Relationship between ARV Treatment Failure and receiving a Temporary Disability Grant: A practical Study

Abdiwahid Hassan, School of Accounting and Finance, Victoria University – Horn of Africa small businesses in Victoria

Dr Aniko Hatoss, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Southern Queensland – Language, identity and settlement:  Exploring language maintenance and settlement issues among Sudanese refugees in regional Australia

Prof. Bernard Hoffert, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University – National Identity and the Visual Arts

A. Aden Ibrahim – Digital Disaster Recovery Planning for Sub-Saharan African Countries

Mohamed Ibrahim, Chairman, Centre for Research and Dialogue, Mogadishu, Somalia – Slowing the implosion of the Horn of Africa

Dr Temesgen Kifle, School of Economics, University of Queensland – Africa hit hardest by global warming despite its low greenhouse gas emissions

Patrick Kimungui, Monash University – Development Co-operation, Crisis Management Vs EU Visibility in Africa

Dr Tabawebbula J Kivubiro, Margaret Trowell School of Fine & Industrial Arts, Makerere University, Kampala – Collecting Then and Now: Recent African Acquisitions at The South Australian Museum

Nir Kshetri, Assistant Professor, Bryan School of Business and Economics, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro – The Rapidly Emerging Africa-China Trade and Investment Ties: Sources of Legitimacy

Dr Kiprono Langat, Charles Sturt University – Discourse of capacity building in Kenya: The NGO case study

Ismail Larney – Cape Flats Smile

Dr David Lucas and Penny Kane, Australian National University – Australian Miners in Africa: Some dot points and research questions

Dr David Lucas, Australian National University – An AFSAAP Renaissance?

Dr. Tanya Lyons, Senior Lecturer, School of Political and International Studies, and the Globalisation Program – Globalisation, Failed States and Pharmaceutical Colonialism in Africa

Mac Maharaj – Peacemaking and power sharing in Africa – Building on the South African experience

Dr Virginia Mapedzahama, Lecturer, University of South Australia – Work and Family in a Cross Cultural Context: A Comparative Review of Work/life Experiences of Working Mothers in Adelaide (Australia) And Harare (Zimbabwe)

Kudzai Matereke, PhD Candidate (Australia) and Lecturer (Zimbabwe), University of New South Wales and Great Zimbabwe University – ‘Discipline and Punish’: Inscribing Metaphors of the Body in Zimbabwe’s Postcolonial Crisis

Patrick McAllister, Anthropology Programme Director, University of Canterbury – On the question of the marginalisation of community groups – some lessons from rural South Africa

Ndungi wa Mungai – Racism experience for young Southern Sudanese men in Melbourne

Dr Kevin Murray, Research Fellow, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University – Art and Democracy in South Africa – A Southern Perspective

Finex Ndhlovu, Research Fellow, Victoria University – The Ethnic and Linguistic Turn in Zimbabwean Politics: 1980 – 2008

Yusuf Sheikh Omar, LaTrobe University – Somali youth and cultural adaptation in school context (Melbourne, Australia, and Minneapolis, USA)

Leigh Pillay, President, Australia Africa Business Council NSW – The role of the African Diaspora needs to play in the future development of Africa

Anita Harris Satkunananthan, School of EMSAH, University of Queensland – If Okonkwo Could Write, What Would He Have Said?: Intertextuality and the Representation of the Igbo Writer in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of A Yellow Sun

Dianne Schwerdt, Discipline of English, University of Adelaide – Caught in the Crossfire: Writing conflict in two African novels

Jim Terrie, Independent consultant (former Senior Analyst International Crisis Group – Africa) – The Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping: the Experience of MONUC

Peter Mbago Wakholi, High School Teacher and Doctoral Candidate, Murdoch University – African Cultural Education and the African Youth in Western Australia: Experimenting with the Ujamaa Circle

Vera Williams Tetteh, Macquarie University – English language proficiency and settlement: Perspectives from Australia’s Africans

Joel Windle, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University – Mediatised public crisis and the racialisation of African youth in Australia

Dr Connie Zheng, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia – China’s Investment in Africa: Expanding the ‘Yellow River Capitalism’ and its implications

Kirk Zwangobani, Teacher and PhD Candidate, University of Canberra – Diasporic Sensibility