Omar Musa

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Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam.

He has released three hip hop albums, two poetry books (including "Parang"), appeared on ABC's Q&A and received a standing ovation at TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House.

His debut novel "Here Come the Dogs" was published by Penguin Australia in July 2014. “Here Come the Dogs” was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and he was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.

He is currently working on a new album and a novel, “The Kapten”.