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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. He is currently working on a play, 'Bonegatherer'. His first novel,Here Come the Dogs, was described by Irvine Welsh as a ‘stunning debut novel [with] such swaggering exuberance that it will make most other fiction you read this year seem criminally dull’.