Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a rapper, poet and author from Queanbeyan. He has released four hip hop records, three poetry books, including Parang and Millefiori, and received a standing ovation at TEDx Sydney at Sydney Opera House. His debut novel, Here Come the Dogs, was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award, and he was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015. Musa created a one-man play, Since Ali Died, based on his album of the same name, for Griffin Theatre Company’s inaugural Batch Festival in 2018, which has since toured to Darwin Festival.

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