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"Where are you from" : the paradox of African identity and belonging in Australia /

by Mapedzahama, Virginia | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.)Summary: This paper interrogates the question 'where are you from' by drawing on our experiences and points of view as visibly different African migrants who get asked this 'quintessential question of identity' almost on a daily basis. While acknowledging that a certain 'curiosity' sometimes drives the asking of this question, we still question the implications and multiplicity of meanings to those whom it is asked. We contend that being asked the question raises three key issues for us. First, we perceive it as exclusionary, in that in a white dominated society it is asked, mainly of certain groups of people who are visibly different. Second, the assumption behind the question - that one is not 'from here', constructs an/other whose identity is fixed and tied only to one faraway place, thereby erasing our hyphenated identities, which define our everyday lived realities. Third, it invokes feelings of ambivalence about place when it is interpreted as demanding a justification of the claim to belonging and being 'from here'. Our paper shows that the question is a matter of identity politics and exposes the complexity of identity work that occurs whenever this question is asked of us. In so doing, it highlights the contradiction between our Australian 'selves' and migrant 'other'.Availability: (1)

African parents must know : child protection and welfare issues in the United Kingdom /

by Williams, Kemi.

Publisher: Bloomington, IN Authorhouse 2013Description: xii, 236 p.Notes: Includes bibliographic references pp. 213-214Summary: African Parents Must Know What must African parents in the United Kingdom know? The author has simplified what could be a complex area for those to whom it is particularly relevant. She discusses the law, culture, values and mores in the United Kingdom as they affect areas of the child's welfare for this group of people. The book is packed with vivid, thought provoking case examples and scenarios that shed light on issues faced by many African families in the United Kingdom today with some advice on parenting and the way forward in dealing with particular challenges. This is not just another self-help book; it is a timely, essential, one stop manual for today's African parent in the United Kingdom and will remain relevant to numerous immigrants coming to the United Kingdom in the future. It is also a must read for all those who want a clearer insight into what affects this group of people. Chapter titles include: Parental Pressures Child Abuse Your Child's Education What Children Need Parenting Strategies The Trafficked Child Private Fostering and much more...Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

African think tank response to pathways : City of Melbourne homelessness strategy /

by African Think Tank.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. African Think Tank 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011Summary: This report comes from a history of working with homelessness issues by members and workers of the African Think Tank. This response will not be restricted to the difficulties of Australian-Africans, as the ATT team has experience of, and wishes to respond to, wider homelessness issues. However, although this issue is of great concern to us, the experience of contributors with homelessness issues directly within the City of Melbourne is limited. Experience in Sydney, Canberra, and more recently, City of Melbourne, Yarra, Stonnington, and especially Maribyrnong will be considered.Availability: (1)

An investigation of the challenges facing African refugee communities in the Australian workforce : findings from a qualitative study of Sudanese and Liberian refugees in South Australia /

by Atem, Paul Gal | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

Analysis of the legal needs of Horn of Africa people in Melbourne /

by Aplin, Sally.

Publisher: unpub. 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2002 Includes bibliographic references "This report was generously supported by the Blake Dawson Waldron Pro Bono Fellowship 2001." (from title page)Summary: This report focuses specifically upon issues of good practice in provision of culturally appropriate legal services by Community Legal Centres in Melbourne. For the purposes of this study, the Horn of Africa was chosen as a case study, being a prominent emerging community. The Horn of Africa community faces manifold difficulties in obtaining equitable access to justice and this report explores both the causes of estrangement from the workings of the legal system and also focuses upon some of the innovative initiatives currently being undertaken to better ensure access to all branches of the legal system for Horn of Africans.Availability: (1)

Australia's migration policies : African dimensions /

by Jakubowicz, Andrew.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Background paper for African Australians : a review of human.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp.Availability: (1)

Between belonging and discrimination : the experiences of African Australians from refugee backgrounds /

by La Trobe Refugee Research Centre.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. La Trobe Refugee Research Centre 2009Description: 39 p.: ill. charts.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on African Australians: A report on human rights and social inclusion issues August 2009Summary: This submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission is drawn from mainly qualitative findings of nine studies carried out by the La Trobe Refugee Research Centre between 2004 and 2009, into the wellbeing and resettlement experiences of people with refugee backgrounds settled in Victoria and Queensland. A specific focus of this submission is the in-depth experiences of those who have participated in these studies. As such, the 'data' contained here is largely descriptive aiming to let the participants 'speak for themselves' as far as is possible. The submission presents evidence of African Australians' experiences of social exclusion and discrimination in five domains of social life: employment, education, health, justice and social participation.Availability: (1)

Engagement of the African community in the Northern Territory : their settlement, education, workforce and community participation. /

by Abu-Duhou, Ibtisam.

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister. Multicultural Affairs 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation of the Brimbank Young Men's Project /

by Turnbull, Malcolm J | University of Melbourne. Institute of Education. Youth esearch Centre | Stokes, Helen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Youth Research Centre June 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Brimbank Young Men's Project Final Report.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brimbank Young Men?s Project has been a two year pilot initiative of the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). ; The project has targeted young men of African backgrounds who are: disengaged (or at high risk of being disengaged) from education, training and employment; have had contact with the police; and are experiencing other difficulties with settlement. Geographical perimeters of the project were defined as Brimbank LGA ?and surrounds?. The project has drawn on multiple ; partnerships within North-western region youth and welfare sectors, notably the Victoria Police Multicultural Liaison Centre...Exec summaryAvailability: (1)

Horn of African and Sudanese communities in Victoria /

by Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Horn of African men in Carlton : their awareness, perceptions, and recommendations to service providers. /

by Farah, Omar M.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human rights issues relating to African refugees and immigrants in Australia /

by Rice, Simon | Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Background paper for African Australians : a review of human.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 43-47 June 2010Availability: (1)

Integration experiences and youth perspectives : an exploratory study between school-going Somali youth in Melbourne, Australia, and Minneapolis, USA /

by Omar Sheikh, Yusuf.

Publisher: 2011Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 19-20 Refugee Health Research Centre, School of Social Sciences La Trobe UniversitySummary: Somali youth from the cities of Melbourne, Australia, and Minneapolis, USA, are generally aspirants to and positive about the current and future educational opportunities they have in Australia and the USA. But those from Minneapolis tend to speak more clearly about these opportunities. Youth and parents agree that Somali girls perform well at school compared with boys. Students preferences for post-secondary programs are varied. Reasons for choosing these programs are also different, but the most popular reason is to help Somali people who are in difficult situations because of the protracted civil war. Both student groups from Melbourne and Minneapolis mentioned several educational challenges.Availability: (1)

Investigation into African humanitarian settlement in NSW : report of the Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW. /

by New South Wales. Community Relations Commission For a multicultural.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Commission 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Long way home? : the plight of African refugees obtaining decent housing in Western Sydney /

by Evans, Susan | Anglicare Sydney | Gavarotto, Rachael.

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. Anglicare 2008Description: 41 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010Summary: Refugees are among the most socially excluded groups in Australia. They have been subjected to persecution, trauma or torture in their home country and have arrived in Australia with few or no possessions. Refugees face multiple barriers in accessing the means to re-settle in Australia. Difficulty in accessing affordable and decent housing is a particular challenge for recently arrived refugees. There has been a call for detailed research into the barriers that African refugees confront in searching for housing, and the degree to which existing practices and institutions assist refugee settlementAvailability: (1)

Migration between Africa and Australia : a demographic perspective /

by Hugo, Graeme | Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Background paper for African Australians : a review of human.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 66-70Summary: One of the fastest growing and most important types of African population mobility is that directed out of the continent toward so-called 'north' countries. However, it is neglected by many examinations of African migration and little is known of its nature and impact. Yet unlike the situation with respect to much migration within Africa, there is high quality data available to examine the migration collected at the destination. This paper demonstrates that the high quality of both flow and stock international migration data, as well as a national longitudinal survey in Australia, provide an excellent opportunity to examine in depth the nature of 'south-north' migration from Africa and also the 'north-south' movement from Australia to Africa. Moreover, the highly developed Australian international migration data system provides some useful lessons for the enhancement of such systems in African nations. ; International migration between Africa and Australia has a long history. However, it has accelerated in recent years and now incorporates a number of components. These are analysed here in some detail since, to some extent, they exemplify the diverse types of south-north migration which are assuming increasing significance in Africa. In addition the paper demonstrates the potential of high-quality stock and flow data on international migration, together with a national longitudinal survey, to shed light on patterns of migration and inform the development of effective and timely migration and settlement policy. A number of different types of African migrants moving to Australia are identified, their movements analysed and the implications for origin and destination countries discussed.Availability: (1)

Navigating their journey : a guide for workers with Sudanese young people. /

by Ransley, Carol.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Ethnic Youth Issues Network 1999Description: 27 p. : ill., map.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Possible antecedents and implications to African-Australians /

by Nsubuga-Kyobe, Apollo.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report of the Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW : investigation into African humanitarian settlement in NSW. /

by New South Wales. Community Relations Commission for a multicultural.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW 2006Description: 170 p.Notes: References cited: p. 169-170 June 2006 Alternative title: Report of the CRC investigation into African humanitarian settlement in NSW Investigation into African humanitarian settlement in NSW : report of the Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Round fire discussion group : a therapeutic group program for Southern Sudanese men : evaluation report. /

by Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne).

Publisher: Box Hill, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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