Omar Sakr’s The Lost Arabs
Today’s episode features Omar Sakr discussing his latest poetry collection The Lost Arabs.
Omar Sakr is an Arab-Australian poet from Western Sydney. His first collection of poetry, These Wild Houses was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry. Omar’s latest collection is The Lost Arabs.
The Lost Arabs
The Lost Arabs explores identity, family and social life; with Omar delving into what it means to be Arab Australian, to be gay and how these identities are never just personal. The collection is deeply personal but also social look at the ways in which identity and community are structured, then legitimised or denied.
Sydney Writers Festival
Omar Sakr appears as part of 2ser’s Sydney Writers Festival coverage. Catch up on many great Sydney Writers Festival authors on the Final Draft Great Conversations podcast. Stay tuned to 2ser for stacks of great writers festival artists and previews.
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