Africa 2011, 34th AFSAAP conference proceedings, ISBN: 978-0-9924793-5-0
All conference papers are peer reviewed, and appear below in alphabetical order. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All conference abstracts are peer reviewed and are available in the attached publication
President’s Address: Tanya Lyons, Flinders University – Africa 2011: The challenges
Julie Abimanyi-Ochom, Bruce Hollingsworth and Brett Inder – A comparison of characteristics of respondents seeking ART services from two service providers in central Uganda
Juma Abuyi – African community leadership and community development in Australia
Nyok Achuoth – What does the experience of Darfur suggest about whether or not the Responsibility to Protect, as a doctrine, has been adopted in practice?
John A. Arthur – Incorporating migration in development and nation building in Africa
Atem Atem – Sudanese humanitarian entrants: Case for recognition of agency
Melanie Baak, University of South Australia (Phd candidate) “I think it’s a little but the same”.
Mamadou Diouma Bah – Where did all the bauxite money go? Mining and underdevelopment in Guinea
Samantha Balaton-Chrimes – Detribalised natives, subject races and ethnic strangers: The history of the Nubians of Kenya
Carmela Baranowska – Why not Western Sahara?
Barry Craig – Sudanese objects in the South Australian Museum
P. A. Croucamp – Political risk in a developing political economy: South Africa
Ashleigh Croucher – Conflict minerals and rape as a weapon of war: A never-ending cycle of impunity? (not presented)
Hamish Dalley – Neo-liberal anti-colonialism and the Nigerian novel: Internet fraud in Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s I Do Not Come to You by Chance
David Dorward – An image worth a thousand words: An exposition on a missionary photograph
Imogen Halstead – On farm learning about a new technology: Pineapple in Ghana
Kiros Hiruy – Bottom-up empowerment and inclusion in African communities in Australia
Marama Kufi – Unethical investment policy in developing countries of Africa – taking visible advantage by the cost of invisible society
Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo and Virginia Mapedzahama – “That’s because I am black; there’s no [other] reason!” Everyday racism and the new black African diaspora in Australia
Raymond Kwun Sun Lau, PhD candidate, Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland – Intervention to stop mass atrocities in northern Uganda: first protection, then justice?
Ibolya (Ibi) Losoncz – Cultural values and identities in the context of government institutions and policies
Kudzai Matereke – Rawls’s political conception of the person and the discourses of postcolonial citizenship in Africa
Sekepe Matjila – Land dispossession, land evictions, of black South Africans depicted by African languages literature and worldview.
Deborah Mayersen – ‘Society is composed of individuals of highly unequal value’: Race and politics during decolonisation in Rwanda
Russell McDougall – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic: English literature in Sudan, Condominium to Independence (not presented)
David Mickler – Post-secession Sudan: What now for Darfur? (not presented)
John Mugambwa – Ugandan land law and practice impedes foreign investment in the country -an armchair analysis and perspective
Ndungi wa Mungai – African resettlement in regional New South Wales: Experiences, challenges and opportunities
Michael Nest – The making of coltan: How an obscure mineral became a social justice issue
Jane Wambui Njagi – Sexual and abortion politics in Kenya: A Feminist analysis
Sylvester Odhiambo Obong’o, PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle – Particularistic exchanges and pacts of domination in Africa: Examining how patronage appointments may have increased resistance to public sector reforms in Kenya
Aideen O’Connor; MA Candidate, Department of History, University of Sydney – Governance and regional co-operation as factors of post-independence stability: The role of education in the Belgian Congo and French Senegal
Olayide Ogunsiji – Childbirth beliefs and practices of recent West African migrant women in Australia
Olayide Ogunsiji – Overwork and health of West African migrant women in Australia
Rachel Outhred – Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation, Australian Council for Educational Research
“[The NGO] is here to obliterate what we have left of our African culture”. Escaping the traditional / modern dichotomy in program design
Kofi Poku Quan-Baffour, College of Education, Department of Adult Basic Education, University of South Africa – Sankofa: ‘looking back’ to reclaim indigenous knowledge and skills to confront youth unemployment in Ghana
Julian Prior – Facilitating community adaptation to climate change in Africa: Lessons learned from Landcare in Australia and South Africa
Peter Run – From crisis to democracy? A systemic assessment of South Sudan’s founding constitution
Aime Saba and Joseph Hongoh – Regionalism for whom? Emerging questions around regional integration in Africa: The case of the East African community
Andrew Savage – A North African proverb at the centre of cultural conflict
Alec Thornton, Jinnah Momoh and Paul Tengbe – Institutional capacity building for urban agriculture research using Participatory GIS in a post-conflict context: A case study of Sierra Leone
Lorraine Towers – Exploring linguistic diversity: Practice and potential in schooling in Ethiopia (not presented)
Michael M. van Wyk – Let’s do the “riel”! [Re]Claiming cultural heritage: An Afrocentric-indigenous perspective
From the African continent to the African diaspora in Australasia, understanding Africa is of increasing significance. “Africa 2011” is the theme of the 34th Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, with the conference to provide a forum in which to bring together academics, scholars, the African Community and service providers working with the African community, NGOs, government agencies, foreign embassies and high commissions, to debate and discuss where Africa is situated politically, economically, socially, environmentally and historically. 2011 has seen dramatic protests in North Africa and will see the formation of Africa’s newest state – “South Sudan”, suggesting that our knowledge of Africa must encompass those countries North of the Sahara – more often included in Middle Eastern area studies. Australia is currently expanding its interests in Africa – in trade, aid and defence. A new Australian embassy in Addis Ababa highlights the importance of diplomacy with the African Union, and comes at a time when domestic budgetary pressures have sparked debate about increasing aid to Africa. 2011 will also see the introduction of scholarships under the Australia Awards for Africa Program, and the report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into “Australia’s Relations with the Countries of Africa” will be presented. The United Nations has proclaimed 2011 as the International Year for People of African descent, “with a view to strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in relation to their full enjoyment of economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, their participation and integration in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and the promotion of a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture”. It is from this theme that the “Africa 2011”conference will draw inspiration.
A Postgraduate Workshop will be held on November 30. A prize of $3,500 for the best postgraduate paper(s) delivered at the conference has been kindly donated by Monash University and the University of South Australia.