Omar Musa: In conversation


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Co-hosted by Readings, we are delighted to invite you to hear Omar Musa discuss his work and gift us a performance to take us into the night.

Omar Musa, a Malaysian-Australian rapper, poet and author is one of Australia’s most important young voices. In his writing and music he confronts the dark realities of Australian history and culture. His latest release, Killernova, is a collection of poetry and wood cuts that burns blindingly bright. With equal parts swagger, humour and vulnerability, Musa charts a journey through the colonial history of South-East Asia, environmental destruction, oceans, bushfires, race in Australia, the isolation and addiction of COVID lockdown, family, lost love and, ultimately, recovery.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.