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Omar Musa



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30 November 2021
Relentlessly on beat, visually captivating and deceptively intimate, Omar Musa presents a collection of words and art that burns blindingly bright.

The island of Borneo was once the most heavily wooded in the world, and its people have always carved wood beautifully. In KILLERNOVA, grappling with his heritage, Omar Musa remixes this ancient art form with fiery poetry forged in the stars. 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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 killernova by Omar musa

Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 201mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   486g
ISBN:   9781761044632
ISBN 10:   176104463X
Pages:   144
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He has released three poetry books (including Parang and Millefiori), four hip-hop records, written an acclaimed one-man play (Since Ali Died), and received a standing ovation at TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House. His debut novel Here Come the Dogs was published in 2014 and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Award. Musa was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.

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