South Sudanese refugee students attend class

Resilience: a capacity for our time

JUST PUBLISHED  ‘After Survival: Resilience among Sudanese Young People in Australia’ by Michael Wilson, explores the formation of resilience in the everyday lives of young Sudanese men and women in contemporary Australia.

Considering the increasing prevalence of populations affected by war and other disasters, Wilson makes a case for a revised understanding of human resilience, which is expected to revitalise the language and discourse around what it means to ‘be resilient’ in today’s world.

After Survival by Michael John Wilson
After Survival by Michael John Wilson

As we enter the 21st century, humankind will inevitably be faced with a series of traumas, many of which are as yet unimagined. To meet these challenges, we, as a global collective, will need to develop specific capacities and resources for coping, enduring, innovating, and creating hope, all of which are involved in the formation of resilience.

You can buy this book at Common Ground Publishing (e-book $US10 or book $US30) or on or Booktopia ($31.75 AUD plus postage for a print copy). All of the author’s profits will be donated to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).

About the book author:

Michael Wilson graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology in 2005 and a Master of International Relations in 2007. He then graduated with a PhD from Western Sydney University in 2013. Since 2006 he has worked at Macquarie University in the Learning and Teaching Centre, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.