The man, it seems, is a science fiction Jaffa.
JAFA is also the Japan Australia Friendship Association and doubtless other things as well.
But until I read Lia Pryor’s column in the(sydney)magazine, I didn’t realise that when I visited London, I was JAFA — Just Another F—king Australian.
(Apparently, in New Zealand, Jafa has long since referred to Aucklanders and Auckland is ‘Jafaland’. So when I was there, I was Jafa in Jafaland.)”