Conference Proceedings. “Africa: Moving the Boundaries”. 39th Annual African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Conference, 5-7 December 2016, The University of Western Australia
The 2016 conference theme, “Africa: Moving the Boundaries”, was designed to inspire participants to explore how physical, social, creative and conceptual boundaries are being stretched, transcended, re-constructed, re-defined and challenged by a range of historical and contemporary dynamics, forces, and ideas of relevance to Africa. The articles in this volume highlight conference participants’ cognisance of and contribution to these processes. They critically engage issues of migration and the evolution of transnational communities; theories, representations and narratives of African agency; grand projects of regional integration; evolving forms of social and political activism; and responses to critical development and environmental challenges.