Australian poet Omar Musa, born of Malaysian parents, is ready to set the publishing world ablaze with his debut novel.
Take a look at Australian-Malaysian poet and author Omar Musa’s hands, and you will notice a Malay phrase, in cursive script, tattooed on one of them. The words read penglipur lara. It’s a title usually conferred on the wandering storytellers of old Malaya, who wandered from kampung to kampung. To Omar, it is a title with deep meaning.