I know this question posted on Apr 1, 2009 8:56 PM and ended up with wrong direction so I want reiterate with right directions.
Since this is 8i DB and exp/imp approach we can directly upgrade the DB to 11g instead of (staging ) going to 9i.
1.create the db at 11g.
2.export (exp) from 8i db
3.move the dump file to 11g db server.
4.import(imp) using the 11g binary.